Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
OLIVEIRA, Giuliano da Paz; GIRAO, Régio José Santiago; SOARES, Cléverson Teixeira and MELLO JUNIOR, Edgard Jose Franco. Multiple metastatic basal cell carcinoma with concurrent metastatic pleomorphic sarcoma in chronic lymphedema area: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.6, pp.899-902. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000600013.
Chronic lymphedema presents as interstitial fluid retention due to a failure in the lymphatic system drainage. The affected region becomes more vulnerable immunologically and predisposed to the onset of neoplasms. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common sort of neoplasm, nevertheless it rarely metastisizes. Sarcomas are malignant mesenchymal neoplasms, locally aggressive, which can spread. Here is reported an infrequent case of multiple basal cell carcinoma, synchronous to a poorly differentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, both spreading to lymph nodes and arising from tissue compromised by chronic lymphedema.
Keywords : Carcinoma, basal cell; Lymphedema; Sarcoma.