Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page

Revised: 24 April 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Aggressive behavior
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Squamous cell carcinoma with well defined nests of small, oval shaped basaloid cells with scant cytoplasm
  • Prominent peripheral palisading, infiltrative growth, minimal stromal reaction
  • Resembles tumors of same name at other sites (Adv Anat Pathol 2002;9:290)
  • Often necrosis or focal keratinization but no keratin pearls