Abstract: Although, Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) commonly occurs in elderly, a significant number of them are detected in the third and fourth decades. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of gender, age and the occupation of the patients with BCC and the location, the beginning time and the histopathological subtypes of the tumors. The researchers surveyed 185 patients with BCC. Data collected included gender, age, the location of the tumor, the beginning time and the histopathological subtype of the tumor and the occupation of the patients. The researchers analyzed 185 patients with Basal cell carcinoma in 8 year period (1997-2005). There were 117 men (63%) and 68 women (37%). The most common age group was 60-69 year (29.7%). Head and neck were the most common sites of the tumors (91.3%) and nose was the most common involved area (28.6%). The major histological pattern was nodular (80%). Most of the tumors were seen in the patients who were farmer. Basal cell carcinoma occurs in the elderly, especially on the head and neck which is preventable by using sunscreen and avoidance of long time exposure to the sunlight.
Effat Khodaeiani, Mehdi Amirnia, Shahla Babaei Nazhad, Heydar Esmaeili, Elham Razzagh Karimi and Hossein Alikhah, 2010. Clinicopathologic Study of Basal Cell Carcinoma. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 5: 293-296.