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micronodular basal cell carcinoma

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Micronodular type

The micronodular variant resembles the solid type, but the nests are much smaller and the peripheral palisading is not always as well developed. The micronodular type has a much greater propensity for local recurrence than the solid type. Sometimes it infiltrates quite widely through the dermis and extends into the subcutis. The micronodular type is often included incorrectly with the infiltrating or solid types.