Korean J Dermatol.  2007 Jul;45(7):706-709.

A Case of Clear Cell Basal Cell Carcinoma

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. skinewkk@ewha.ac.kr

Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is noted for its many histologic variants because of its pluripotential origin from epithelial germ cells. Clear cell BCC has been recognized as a distinct variant and has a clear cell component made up of cells which are either vacuolated or display a finely granular eosinophilic cytoplasm. We report a case of clear cell BCC in a 62-year-old man who had a well-demarcated, skin-colored nodule on the left nasal ala. It was treated by surgical excision with a Burow's graft and no recurrence has been observed.

Keyword

Basal cell carcinoma; Clear cell

MeSH Terms

Carcinoma, Basal Cell*
Cellular Structures
Cytoplasm
Eosinophils
Germ Cells
Humans
Middle Aged
Recurrence
Transplants
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