Journal of Medical – Clinical Research & Reviews


An Unusual Association of Favre and Racouchot Syndrome with Basal Cell Carcinomas of the Face

Khouna A, Zerrouki N, Dikhaye S, Zizi N.

Favre-Racouchot syndrome (SFR) is a heliodermatosis characterized by the installation of comedones and cysts secondary to cutaneous elastosis. Sun exposure and smoking are considered the most responsible agents. Because of common risk factors, the association of this syndrome with cutaneous cancers (basal cell carcinoma, epidermoid carcinoma, or melanoma) remains theoretically possible, but rare cases have been reported in the literature. We report the case of a patient with known chronic smoking, with prolonged exposure to sunlight, with Favre-Racouchot syndrome associated with two basal cell carcinomas of the face.

Is this a new paraneoplastic syndrome requiring screening and systematic oversight?

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