Basosquamous carcinoma of the thoracic wall: A case report

Javier Soteldo, Libia Jimenez, Francesco Verrecchia, Giovanni Mazzarol, Francesca de Lorenzi, Federica Baldini, Alessandra di Pietro, Alessandro Testori

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Background: Basosquamous carcinoma (BSC) is a rare malignancy with specific histopathological features and high metastatic potential. Case Report: We report the case of basosquamous carcinoma in a patient presenting a widespread ulcer on the thoracic wall. Conclusions: We suggest to give more echo to the peculiar behaviour of BSC among physicians as a first, aggressive treatment can be curative. We encourage physicians to organize multicentric clinical trials to evaluate the usefulness of sentinel node biopsy in BSC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Basosquamous carcinoma
  • Thoracic wall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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