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Basosquamous carcinoma of the thoracic wall: A case report

Javier Soteldo, Libia Jimenez, Francesco Verrecchia, Giovanni Mazzarol, Francesca De Lorenzi, Federica Baldini, Alessandra di Pietro, Alessandro Testori

Am J Case Rep 2008; 9:355-358

ID: 867175

Available online: 2008-08-18

Published: 2008-08-18

Background: Basosquamous carcinoma (BSC) is a rare malignancy with specific histopathological features and high metastatic potential.
Case Report: We report the case of basosquamous carcinoma in a patient presenting a widespread ulcer on the thoracic wall.
Conclusions: We suggest to give more echo to the peculiar behaviour of BSC among physicians as a first, aggressive treatment can be curative. We encourage physicians to organize multicentric clinical trials to evaluate the usefulness of sentinel node biopsy in BSC

Keywords: basosquamous carcinoma, Thoracic Wall, Thoracic Wall