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adenoid basal cell carcinoma

Tuesday 10 July 2012

basal cell carcinoma, adenoid type

Digital cases

- JRC:10423 : Adenoid basal cell carcinoma.
- JRC:10425 : Adenoid basal cell carcinoma.

Definition: The adenoid variant of basal cell carcinoma consists of thin strands of basaloid cells in a reticulate pattern. Stromal mucin is often quite prominent.

The adenoid type is quite uncommon in a pure form. It may occur in association with the solid type.

The rare trabecular variant has some adenoid features

See also

- cutaneous basal cell carcinoma