Basal cell carcinoma masquerading as a dermoid cyst and bursitis of the Knee

Kristyna Gleghorn, Kyle Kaltwasser, Keith D. Wagner, Skyler White, Jason Hirshburg, Brandon P. Goodwin

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Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant skin cancer diagnosed in the United States. We present the case of a 67-year-old man whose knee pain and tumor of 2 years' duration was initially diagnosed as a dermoid cyst and bursitis. Dermatology referral confirmed a delayed diagnosis of BCC. This case provides insight into the range of BCC presentations and reminds clinicians to consider BCC when the differential diagnosis includes a dermoid cyst and bursitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-289
Number of pages2
JournalCutis
Volume103
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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