Clinical Dermatology Review

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 114--116

Adenoid basal cell carcinoma: A rare variant and a diagnostic dilemma


Neha Sethi1, Anjali Sharma1, Chaitali Singh1, Kirti Pandia1, Anil Gupta2 
1 Department of Pathology, BMCHRC, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Oncosurgery, BMCHRC, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Neha Sethi
Department of Pathology, BMCHRC, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) constitutes the most common malignancy of the skin, accounting around 70% of all skin malignancies, especially in sun-exposed areas. The adenoid variant is a very uncommon subtype which accounts for approximately 1.3% of all BCCs. A 65-year-old male presented with ulcer and swelling on the left side of the nose and cheek with rolled borders for the past 2 years. Based on the histopathology and immunohistochemistry, the diagnosis of the adenoid type of BCC was made. One should be aware of its close mimics such as primary cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma before diagnosing adenoid BCC as they differ in prognosis and treatment modalities.


How to cite this article:
Sethi N, Sharma A, Singh C, Pandia K, Gupta A. Adenoid basal cell carcinoma: A rare variant and a diagnostic dilemma.Clin Dermatol Rev 2021;5:114-116


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Sethi N, Sharma A, Singh C, Pandia K, Gupta A. Adenoid basal cell carcinoma: A rare variant and a diagnostic dilemma. Clin Dermatol Rev [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 21 ];5:114-116
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