TITLE

Metatypical Basal Cell Carcinomas: a Successful Surgical Approach to Two Cases with Different Tumor Locations

AUTHOR(S)
TCHERNEV, Georgi; ANANIEV, Julian; CARDOSO, José Carlos; WOLLINA, Uwe
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Maedica - a Journal of Clinical Medicine;2014, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
We present 2 rare cases of metatypical basal cell carcinoma - two 72-year-old male patients with ulcerative lesions localized either to the left forehead or the back. The biopsy revealed a metatypical basal cell carcinoma. The treatment consisted of a wide local elliptical excision with good cosmetic results. There was no sign of recurrence or metastasis during a 12 months follow-up period. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) make up 95% of the most common types of cancer in the world - the non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). BCC is known for its potential to be locally invasive while SCC for its potential to metastasize in lymph nodes. The meta-typical basal cell carcinoma (MTBC) is a rare type of tumor which combines the clinical and histopathological features of both BCC and SCC with a 5% risk for the development of metastases. The gold standard for diagnosis lies in the histopathological verification of the lesional tissue. Clinical examinations alone are not enough.
ACCESSION #
120485673

 

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