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1

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

2

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

3

What is the most common malignancy in north america?

basal cell carcinoma

4

Describe the clinical presentation of squamous cell carcinoma

1. Rough scale with nodularity or induration