Basal cell carcinoma in a young patient

Authors: L. Janáčková;  J. Klát ;  O. Šimetka
Authors‘ workplace: Porodnicko-gynekologická klinika OU a FN, Ostrava, přednosta doc. MUDr. V. Unzeitig, CSc.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2015; 80(1): 42-44


The aim of this article is to highlight a possible occurrence of basal cell carcinoma in young patient.

Case report.

Porodnicko-gynekologická klinika FN Ostrava.

We report case of a 37-year-old patient with a lesion of a vulva, which persisted for 3 years. The patient was during these free years repeatedly examined by a gynecologist and a dermatologist. She was treated by antibiotics and corticosteroids without any effect. After 3 years she was sent to an expert examination, during which was removed a biopsy. From the biopsy specimen was diagnosed basal cell carcinoma. Radical excision was indicated due tu the finding.

Patient is now 29 months disease-free.

Any persistent lesion in the vulvar region should be subjected to histological examination, even in young patients where the diagnosis of basal cell vulvar carcinoma is very unlikely.

basal cell carcinoma, vulva


1. Cruz-Jimenez, PR., Abell, MR. Cutaneous basal cell carcinoma of vulva. Cancer, 1975, 36, p. 1860–1868.

2. Fleury, AC., Junkins-Hopkins, JM., Diaz-Montes, T. Vulvar basal cell carcinoma in a 20-year-old: Case report and review of the literature. Gynecologic oncology case report, 2012, 2, p. 26–27.

3. Hoffman, MS., Roberts, WS., Ruffolo, EH. Basal cell carcinoma of the vulva with lymph node metastases. Gynecol Oncol, 1988, 29, p. 113–119.

4. Kara, M., Colgecen, E., Yildirim, EN. Vulvar basal cell carcinoma. Indian J P Pathol Microbiol, 2012, 55, p.583–584.

5. Pisani, C., Poggiali, S., Padova, LD., et al. Basal cell carcinoma of the vulva. JEADV, 2006, 20, p. 446–448.

6. Wong, CS., Strange, RC., Lear, JT. Basal cell carcinoma. BMJ, 2003, 327, p. 794–798.

Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine

Article was published in

Czech Gynaecology

Issue 1

2015 Issue 1

Most read in this issue
Forgotten password

Enter the email address that you registered with. We will send you instructions on how to set a new password.


Don‘t have an account?  Create new account