Which histologic findings are characteristic of nodular basal cell carcinoma?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert S Bader, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Nodular or noduloulcerative basal cell carcinoma, the most common type, generally consists of large, round or oval tumor islands within the dermis, often with an epidermal attachment. The solid (nodular) type accounts for approximately 70% of all cases. Artificial retraction of the tumor islands from the surrounding stroma is commonly seen. Ulcerations may be seen in large tumors.


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