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Extensive basal cell carcinoma with probable bone metastasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17725067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Metastasis of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) rarely occurs. Few cases have been reported in the literature; those cases reported generally resulted from chronic, extensive, recurrent lesions on the head or neck. Metastases may involve lymph nodes, the lungs, and bone, as well as abdominal viscera. Once distant metastasis takes place, survival usually is short and palliative treatment is sought. With regard to bone metastases, several case reports have demonstrated similar clinical features indicative of osseous involvement. We present a case report of a patient with an extensive BCC with histologic documentation and probable bone metastasis of BCC. Clinical and radiographic features of this case were consistent with previously reported patients. However, confirmatory postmortem biopsy of the bone specimen was refused by the patient's family.
Authors:
Carlos Rodriguez; Valeria Barriuso; Lawrence S Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-29     Completed Date:  2007-09-26     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
John H. Stroger, Jr, Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biopsy
Bone Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging,  secondary*
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / pathology,  secondary*
Fatal Outcome
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*

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