Basal cell carcinoma: Histopathological gamut

Indian J Dent Res. 2021 Jul-Sep;32(3):407-410. doi: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_227_19.


Introduction: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cutaneous malignancy which is exclusively observed on sun exposed and hair bearing areas of the face.

Diagnosis: We report two rare cases of basal cell carcinoma, which presented as a diagnostic challenge because of rare histopathology.

Findings: Both cases showed pigmentation, while one case resembled adenoid cystic carcinoma because of the glandular and ductal pattern of basaloid cells.

Result: We present these cases because of rare histopathologic presentation.

Keywords: Adenoid type; basal cell carcinoma; histopathology; pigmented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic* / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic* / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell* / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell* / pathology
  • Humans
  • Skin Neoplasms* / diagnosis