Basal Cell Carcinoma with Halo Phenomenon in a Young Female: Signiicance of Dermatoscopy in Early Diagnosis


Basak P. Y. , Meric G., Cirisi M.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.60, no.2, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0019-5154.152592
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY

Abstract

Halo phenomenon of nevus may be observed as a circular reaction, although it is unusual around tumors. A 29-year-old woman presented with a pigmented lesion on the cheek since three years. She noted whitening of the skin around the lesion almost after a year following its appearance. Dermatologic examination revealed a pigmented nodular lesion with a hypopigmented halo on the left infraorbital region. The clinical impression was halo nevus, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) was considered in dermatoscopic differential diagnosis. The diagnosis was infiltrative-type BCC histopathologically. The persistence of a perilesional halo around an enlarging pigmented lesion should be carefully examined with accompanying dermatoscopic findings even in young patients for early diagnosis of tumoral lesions.