Metastatic basal cell carcinoma presenting as unilateral axillary lymphadenopathy: report of a case and review of the literature.

@article{Berlin2002MetastaticBC,
  title={Metastatic basal cell carcinoma presenting as unilateral axillary lymphadenopathy: report of a case and review of the literature.},
  author={Joshua M Berlin and Michael R. Warner and Philip L Bailin},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1082-4}
}
BACKGROUND Although basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide, the incidence of metastatic basal cell carcinoma (MBCC) is exceedingly low. Of reported cases, it is estimated that up to 85% arise in the head and neck region. OBJECTIVE Case presentation of a BCC measuring 1.1 cm arising in a nonfacial site that presented with unilateral axillary lymphadenopathy. METHODS Case presentation with literature review. RESULTS Risk factors which should lead to a… CONTINUE READING

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