Cytomorphology of Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Diagnostic DilemmaCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Garima Goel,
Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine, AIIMS, Saket Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BSCC) is an unusual and high grade variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) with a predilection for the upper aerodigestive tract. The cytomorphologic diagnosis of this tumour is challenging as it shares common cytomorphologic features with its differential diagnoses. However, a careful examination of the cytology can help in delivering a diagnosis of BSCC. In this case report we present the imprint cytology findings of histologically proven BSCC in a 60-year-old male who presented with an ulcerated lesion at the umbilical region.
Aerodigestive tract, Smears, Ulcerated, Umbilicus
Tanya Sharma, Garima Goel, Kaushik Majumdar, Deepti Joshi, Neelkamal Kapoor. CYTOMORPHOLOGY OF BASALOID SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: A DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 May 25 ]; 11:ED21-ED22. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 30, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 03, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 01, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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