Sclerodermiform basal cell carcinoma

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

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Keloid basal cell carcinoma, fibrosing basal cell carcinoma, morpheaant basal cell carcinoma, morpheiform basal cell carcinoma, sclerosing basal cell carcinoma.

Clinically "scarring" aspect, with a more pronounced therapeutic approach usually recommended.

  • Atrophic, slightly raised, scarred, partly keloid, rarely ulcerating, yellowish, waxy or ivory-coloured, indistinctly demarcated, dermal plaque with telangiectasia. One sees an increased tendency to infiltrate deep structures.

  • Anamnesis
  • Clinic
  • Biopsy

Particularly the nose, forehead or cheeks.

A connective tissue, fibromatous reaction surrounds the tumour cell clusters. Unlike other forms of BCC, the typical palisading is mostly absent.

  • ↑ Risk of recurrence

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