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Vol. 33, No. 11, 2010
Issue release date: November 2010
Onkologie 2010;33:613–615
(DOI:10.1159/000321126)

Giant Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Breast Mimicking Paget’s Disease: Complete Remission after Photodynamic Therapy

Mikhaimer N.C. · Kähler K.C. · Schwarz T. · Mundhenke C. · Hauschild A.
aKlinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, bKlinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Mammazentrum, Campus Kiel, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany

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Abstract

Background: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in the nipple area is extremely rare and can be mistaken for Paget’s disease. Case Report: A 47-year-old woman complained of a slowly growing, scaly erythematous plaque around her right nipple which had developed over several years. Paget’s disease of the breast was suspected. Biopsies revealed a superficial BCC. The maximum tumor thickness was measured as 1 mm. Considering the superficial character of the tumor, photodynamic therapy (PDT) as a non-invasive approach was performed. Complete remission (CR) with an excellent cosmetic result was achieved after 4 PDT sessions. In the follow-up, CR with no signs of a local recurrence was evident after more than 24 months. Conclusion: In similar superficial cases of BCCs, non-invasive procedures such as PDT can be discussed as an alternative option to radical surgery or radiotherapy, with an excellent aesthetic outcome in carefully selected cases.



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