Which histologic findings are characteristic of keratotic basal cell carcinoma?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert S Bader, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The keratotic type resembles the solid type and its nests of basaloid cells with peripheral palisading. The island centers display keratinization and squamous differentiation. See the image below.

Keratotic basal cell carcinoma. Rare type characte Keratotic basal cell carcinoma. Rare type characterized by keratocysts. Courtesy of Shang I Brian Jiang, MD.

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