Giant basal cell carcinoma of the skin: literature review and personal experience.

@article{Zoccali2012GiantBC,
  title={Giant basal cell carcinoma of the skin: literature review and personal experience.},
  author={Giovanni Zoccali and Reza Pajand and Paolino Papa and Giulia Orsini and Nazzareno Lomartire and Maurizio Giuliani},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={942-52}
}
As the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is typified by locally infiltrative growth and a very low risk of metastasis. On occasion, however, this otherwise indolent neoplasm may behave aggressively, demonstrating deep tissue invasion and a high rate of postsurgical recurrence. The pathogenesis and determinants of such tenacious growth are not completely understood. Only 1% of all BCC's achieve the status of 'giant', as defined in 1988 by the American Joint Committee on… CONTINUE READING

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