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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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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.