A Non-Healing Lesion on the Anterior Chest of a Patient Receiving Hemodialysis: A Case Study.
Authors: Wynne, Matthew David; Shah, Manu
Source: Nephrology Nursing Journal (NEPHROL NURS J), May/Jun2022; 49(3): 277-278. (3p)
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 tunnelled 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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