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Carcinoma, Basal Cell MeSH Descriptor Data 2021

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Carcinoma, Basal Cell
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coordinate with probably SKIN NEOPLASMS; entry term RODENT ULCER: do not coordinate with ULCER
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A malignant skin neoplasm that seldom metastasizes but has potentialities for local invasion and destruction. Clinically it is divided into types: nodular, cicatricial, morphaic, and erythematoid (pagetoid). They develop on hair-bearing skin, most commonly on sun-exposed areas. Approximately 85% are found on the head and neck area and the remaining 15% on the trunk and limbs. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1471)
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Carcinoma, Basal Cell, Pigmented
Epithelioma, Basal Cell
Rodent Ulcer
Ulcer, Rodent
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Carcinoma, Basal Cell Preferred
Carcinoma, Basal Cell, Pigmented Narrower
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