What are histologically aggressive subtypes of basal cell carcinoma?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert S Bader, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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In addition, histologically aggressive subtypes in any portion of the tumor are more likely to recur than nodular and superficial basal cell carcinomas. Histologically aggressive subtypes include the following patterns [7] :

  • Basosquamous (metatypical)
  • Micronodular
  • Infiltrative
  • Sclerosing
  • Morpheaform (desmoplastic)

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