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Clear cell Basal cell carcinoma with pulmonary metastasis: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  21048492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Clear cell basal cell carcinoma is a rare histological variant of basal cell carcinoma, which has been well described in the literature. We herein report a case of a 56-year-old man who developed lung metastasis from a rather aggressive tumor that grew very rapidly to involve the parotid gland, the mandibular bone, and even the petrous portion of the temporal bone, the middle ear, and the dura mater. Histological diagnosis was clear cell carcinoma, and initially a salivary origin was suspected. Only in the resection specimen, we found areas of more conventional basal cell carcinoma, and final diagnosis was clear cell basal cell carcinoma. We herein report a case of this rare variant and comment on the histopathological differential diagnosis and the possible relation between these tumors and Gorlin-Goltz syndrome.
Authors:
M J Fernández-Aceñero; Carlos Cenjor; Sharon Córdova
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1533-0311     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dermatopathol     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of *Surgical Pathology; and †Otolaryngology, Fundación Jiménez Díaz (Capio Group Spain), Madrid, Spain.
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