Case 16: Skin of Upper Abdomen, R/O Squamous Cell Carcinoma vs. Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Dong-Lin XieEmail author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
  • Robert A. Norman
Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)


An 84-year-old female presented with a red lesion on her abdomen for several years. The lesion was not itchy, or painful. However, it did grow in recent months and did not go away with topical steroids. No drainage was reported. The patient had no previous history of skin cancer.


Erythematous plaque Clonal proliferation Poroma p16 Hidroacanthoma simplex Borst-Jadassohn epithelioma Dysplastic poroma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong-Lin Xie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
    • 2
  • Robert A. Norman
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Ruffolo, Hooper & Associates, M.D, P.A.TampaUSA
  2. 2.DO, PGY-1 Larkin Community HospitalMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyNova Southeastern UniversityTampaUSA
  4. 4.Center for Geriatric Dermatology and Neuro-DermatologyTampaUSA

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