Flashcards in Pathology of Skin Infections Deck (4)
Describe the clinical presentation of a Basal Cell Carcinoma
1. Transluscent, pearly, appearance with smooth surface
2. Some pigmentation, telangiectases
3. Ulceration in more advanced lesions
Describe the pathological features of BCC
Cells: dermal nests of basaloid cells surrounded by rims of mucin. Sometimes there is melanin.
Location: in basal layer, overlying epidermis usually intact but there can be ulceration in more advanced cases
What is the most common malignancy in north america?
basal cell carcinoma