Early-onset basal cell carcinoma

Turan E., Yurt N., YEŞİLOVA Y., Türkçü G.

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol.55, no.3, pp.354-356, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-356
  • Keywords: basal cell carcinoma, skin cancer, pediatric, TRICHOEPITHELIOMA, CHILDHOOD, CHILDREN
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common skin cancer that is responsible for approximately 75% of non-melanoma skin cancers. BCC occurs on sun-exposed areas in fair-skinned individuals; frequency increases with age and peaks in the seventh decade of life. Although it usually occurs in the elderly population, it has been reported in children as well. Here, we present a case of BCC in an eight-year-old child without any predisposing characteristics.