Conventional Versus Giant Basal Cell Carcinoma, a Review of 57 Cases: Histologic Differences Contributing to Excessive Growth

@inproceedings{Purnell2018ConventionalVG,
  title={Conventional Versus Giant Basal Cell Carcinoma, a Review of 57 Cases: Histologic Differences Contributing to Excessive Growth},
  author={J. Chase Purnell and Jerad M Gardner and James A. Brown and Sara C Shalin},
  booktitle={Indian journal of dermatology},
  year={2018}
}
Background Giant basal cell carcinoma (GBCC) is defined as a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) exceeding 5 cm in size. While these tumors impart significant morbidity due to local tissue destruction and have a higher rate of metastatic disease than their conventional (smaller) counterparts, reasons for their large size remain unclear. While theories relating to neglect or faster growth rate are often invoked; to date, there has not been a comprehensive evaluation of the histologic features of these… CONTINUE READING

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