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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 524

Coexistence of solid (nodular) and differentiated (adenoid) basal cell carcinoma at the same anatomical site

Department of Dermatology, SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, India

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Angoori Gnaneshwar Rao
Department of Dermatology SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.164448

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Coexistence of two different histopathological types of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) in the same anatomical site is rare and interesting. Herein, we report a case of coexistence of nodular and adenoid BCC in a 78-year-old peasant who presented with a plaque and a globular swelling on left paranasal region of few years duration. Histopathology of skin biopsy with immunohistochemistry study using antibodies to S100, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) and cytokeratin 7 (CK 7) from the margin of the ulcer and globular swelling confirmed the diagnosis that revealed features of nodular and adenoid basal cell carcinoma, respectively. Investigative work up did not reveal evidence of metastasis.

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