A Non-Healing Lesion on the Anterior Chest of a Patient Receiving Hemodialysis: A Case Study

A Non-Healing Lesion on the Anterior Chest of a Patient Receiving Hemodialysis: A Case Study


Identification: nnj_mj22_D4
Issue: May-June 2022
Volume: Vol. 49, No. 3

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Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, and patients receiving hemodialysis are at increased risk of developing them. This article describes a case of a patient with a basal cell carcinoma in which the diagnosis was delayed due to the lesion masquerading as granulation tissue at the site of a previous tunneled hemodialysis catheter. Early detection of basal cell carcinomas is important because delayed detection increases the risk of local invasion and the requirement for more complex surgical management.

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