J. Chandralekha1, R. Vijaya Bhaskar2, A. Bhagyalakshmi3, P. V. Sudhakar4, G. R. Sumanlatha5
Basal cell carcinoma is a common malignant tumour of skin, commonly referred to as „rodent ulcer???. It is common in the head and neck region. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is an important risk factor. Pigmented basal cell carcinoma is a clinical and histological variant of basal cell carcinoma that exhibits increased pigmentation. It is a rare variant that can clinically mimic malignant melanoma. It is more common in males than females. Herein, we are reporting a case of basal cell carcinoma in a 50 year old woman which was initially diagnosed as malignant melanoma clinically, and later histologically proved to be pigmented basal cell carcinoma.