J Surg Case Rep
This is a case of a perianal basal cell carcinoma, a common skin cancer in an unusual location. Our patient is a 67-year-old male with a perianal lesion. He first noticed this painless lesion 5 years prior to presentation and was having fecal incontinence and weight loss. He had a fully encompassing ulcerated lesion involving the entirety of the anal margin. We performed a biopsy that returned on pathology as a basal cell carcinoma. Due to the size of the lesion and his current nutritional status, it was determined to be unresectable. We were able to provide him with a diverting colostomy to address his incontinence and this allowed the patient to recover enough to undergo treatment with radiation (total of 5400 cGy). To our knowledge, this is the largest perianal basal cell carcinoma reported in the literature and an example of combining palliative surgery and radiation as a treatment option.
Hagen, Ed; Hite, Nathan; Griffin, John A; and Kratz, Rodney, "Perianal basal cell carcinoma: a common cancer in an uncommon location." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 3373.