Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is a malignant epithelial tumor arising only in skin, from the basal layer of the epidermis or of the pilosebaceous adnexa. Tumor is represented by compact areas, well delineated and invading the dermis, apparent with no connection with the epidermis. Tumor cells resemble normal basal cells (small, monomorphous) are disposed in palisade at the periphery of the tumor nests, but are spindle-shaped and irregular in the middle. Tumor clusters are separated by a reduced stroma with inflammatory infiltrate. (H&E, ob. x4)



Basal cell carcinoma (detail)
Basal cell carcinoma (detail)

Basal cell carcinoma. (H&E, ob. X40)

Last updated : 01/30/2009