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Mesh term Carcinoma, Basal Cell

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Neoplasms, Basal Cell


A malignant skin neoplasm that seldom metastasizes but has potentialities for local invasion and destruction. Clinically it is divided into types: nodular, cicatricial, morphaic, and erythematoid (pagetoid). They develop on hair-bearing skin, most commonly on sun-exposed areas. Approximately 85% are found on the head and neck area and the remaining 15% on the trunk and limbs. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1471)

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Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome

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