Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is a mixed variant that can be further resolved by HPV status.

@article{Begum2008BasaloidSC,
  title={Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is a mixed variant that can be further resolved by HPV status.},
  author={Shanaz Begum and William H Westra},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1044-50}
}
Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) of the head and neck is set apart as a distinct subtype of squamous cell carcinoma on the basis of its basaloid appearance and aggressive behavior. The purpose of this study was to determine whether BSCC could be further subdivided on the basis of human papillomavirus 16 (HPV16) status. HPV16 in situ hybridization was performed on 53 BSCCs of the head and neck. Of the 53 BSCCs, 21 (40%) arose in the oropharynx and 32 (60%) arose in nonoropharyngeal sites… CONTINUE READING
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