Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Study | Open Access
Otei OO*, Ekpo RG, Ozinko M and Isiwere E
Department of Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, NigeriaFulltext PDF
We present the case of a thirteen-year-old male albino who had a one-year history of an ulcer on the scalp. The ulcer started as a nodule which ruptured and formed an ulcer. The latter enlarged gradually with mild pain and occasional foul-smelling discharge. We prepared him for excision biopsy and split thickness skin grafting. The histology result showed squamous cell carcinoma. The photomicrograph is shown on figure two. Aim: To show that skin cancers may be occurring in younger people in recent years.
Albino; Skin cancer; Solar damage
Otei OO, Ekpo RG, Ozinko M, Isiwere E. Skin Cancer in an Albino Child: Is Ultraviolet Radiation Causing Faster Damage to the Skin?. Clin Case Rep Int. 2020; 4: 1177..