SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.85 issue4Secondary Ekbom Syndrome to organic disorder: report of three casesTreatment of human papillomavirus in childhood with imiquimod 5% cream author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

Print version ISSN 0365-0596

Abstract

NEVES, Daniela Rezende et al. Photodynamic therapy for treatment of multiple lesions on the scalp in nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.4, pp. 545-548. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000400019.

Photodynamic therapy is an effective alternative for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, selectively destroying the neoplastic cells through the use of photosensitizer substances that are irradiated with a source of light of adequate wave length. Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome is a genodermatosis characterized by multiples basal cell carcinomas occurring at an early age, compelling patients to various surgeries, some of them disfiguring. The aim of this article is to show the excellent result of the treatment of multiple basal cell carcinomas on the scalp of a patient suffering from Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome.

Keywords : Basal cell nevus syndrome; Carcinoma, basal cell; Photochemotherapy.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English | Portuguese     · pdf in English | Portuguese