Basal cell carcinoma with pulmonary and lymph node metastasis causing death.

@article{Robinson2003BasalCC,
  title={Basal cell carcinoma with pulmonary and lymph node metastasis causing death.},
  author={June K Robinson and Madhu Dahiya},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={139 5},
  pages={
          643-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of metastatic basal cell carcinoma ranges from 0.003% to 0.55%. The 230 reported cases most often occurred in long-standing recurrent lesions and appeared in regional nodes or the lungs. OBSERVATIONS The stromal dependence of the tumor provides an explanation for the nonmetastasizing nature of basal cell carcinoma. The dense fibrous stroma of the lymph node in the case of metastatic basal cell carcinoma reported in the present study is similar to other reported cases… CONTINUE READING

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