Pigmented basal cell carcinoma

3 Interesting Facts of Pigmented basal cell carcinoma

  1. Contains melanin that gives a brown, black, or blue color through all or part of the lesion
  2. Unlike melanoma, often has a characteristic elevated, pearly white, translucent border
  3. Dermoscopy can assist in diagnosis
    • Must not have a pigment network
    • Must have 1 or more of the following 6 features: large gray-blue ovoid nests, multiple gray-blue globules, maple leaf–like areas, spoke wheel areas, ulceration, and arborizing telangiectasia
    • Biopsy confirms diagnosis

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