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Dermatol Online J. 2013 Feb 15;19(2):9.

Not all basal cell carcinomas are created equal: a case of a fatal BCC.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.


Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common malignancies in the world. It is usually a low-grade malignancy, but may invade deeper structures and metastasize in less than 0.1 percent of cases. Giant basal cell carcinoma is a rare, much more aggressive subtype greater than 5 cm in diameter. In the article, the authors present a case of a neglected giant basal cell carcinoma that resulted in death and provide a brief update on the literature.

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