Mutilating sclerosing basal cell epithelioma

Robert Allen Schwartz, Charles E. Vickerman, John T. Phelan, Gordon H. Burgess, Edmund Klein, James Solomon, Sean O'Loughlin, Graeme J. Southwick, Linda Baitman, Yona Laor

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A 59‐year‐old black woman presented with an ill‐defined plaque on her nose. This appeared clinically suggestive of a sclerosing type of basal cell epithelioma (BCE). Microscopic sections demonstrated this diagnosis. Multiple excisions employing the microscopically controlled technique of Mohs traced the tumor deep into the nasal cartilage before histologic sections were free of tumor cells. This type of BCE deserves well planned therapy because of its destructive potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


  • Mohs chemosurgery
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • basal cell epithelioma
  • ckin cancer
  • sclerosing basal cell epithelioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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