TITLE

Basosquamous Carcinoma - A Rare Presentation: Case Report With Review Of Literature

AUTHOR(S)
Gole, Sheetal G.; Gole, Gautam N.; Deshpande, Ashok Kumar; Satyanarayana, V.
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Internet Journal of Pathology;2013, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: Basosquamous cell carcinoma (BSC) is a rare cutaneous neoplasm with features of both basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) which has a potential for aggressive infiltration and destruction. BSC has reported incidence rate of 1-2% of all carcinomas of the skin. Here we discuss a rare presentation of BSC with review of literature.Material and methods: An elderly male presented with an ulcer over the left temporal region and history of loss of ear lobule 6 years back. Formalin fixed tissue sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin. Histopathology revealed basosquamous carcinoma. Conclusion: Basosquamous carcinoma is a rare aggressive skin tumor with a propensity for lymph node and distant metastases. It is radioresistant and has a poor prognosis. Surgical excision with negative margins and long term follow-up are essential.
ACCESSION #
89240872

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics