Metastasizing basal cell carcinoma

Vito Di Lernia, Cinzia Ricci, Iris Zalaudek, Giuseppe Argenziano

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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignancy worldwide and is characterized by invasive growth and local tissue destruction. Cure rates for BCC exceed 90% with most treatment modalities. Metastasizing BCC (MBCC) is a rare complication of BCC with high morbidity and mortality rates. We report the case of a 66-year-old man with a large ulcerative lesion on the left side of the flank that was histopathologically diagnosed as a BCC. Clinical and imaging evaluations revealed substantial local invasion with regional lymph node, lung, liver, bone marrow, and bone metastasis. The patient died 7 months after the diagnosis was made. Potentially metastasizing BCCs cannot be definitely identified; thus early intervention with adequate treatment of all BCCs is advised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalCutis
Volume92
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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Basal Cell Carcinoma
Lymph Nodes
Bone Marrow
Neoplasm Metastasis
Morbidity
Bone and Bones
Lung
Mortality
Liver
Therapeutics
Growth
Neoplasms

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  • Dermatology

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Di Lernia, V., Ricci, C., Zalaudek, I., & Argenziano, G. (2013). Metastasizing basal cell carcinoma. Cutis, 92(5), 244-246.

Metastasizing basal cell carcinoma. / Di Lernia, Vito; Ricci, Cinzia; Zalaudek, Iris; Argenziano, Giuseppe.

In: Cutis, Vol. 92, No. 5, 11.2013, p. 244-246.

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Di Lernia, V, Ricci, C, Zalaudek, I & Argenziano, G 2013, 'Metastasizing basal cell carcinoma', Cutis, vol. 92, no. 5, pp. 244-246.
Di Lernia V, Ricci C, Zalaudek I, Argenziano G. Metastasizing basal cell carcinoma. Cutis. 2013 Nov;92(5):244-246.
Di Lernia, Vito ; Ricci, Cinzia ; Zalaudek, Iris ; Argenziano, Giuseppe. / Metastasizing basal cell carcinoma. In: Cutis. 2013 ; Vol. 92, No. 5. pp. 244-246.
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