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September 1970

Basal Cell Carcinoma of Skin Metastatic to Bone

Author Affiliations

Long Beach, Calif

From the departments of medicine (Drs. Cranmer and Wilson) and pathology (Dr. Reingold), Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, Calif, and the Department of Medicine, University of California at Irvine (Drs. Cranmer and Wilson).

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(3):337-339. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000090099018

A total of 67 cases of metastatic basal cell carcinoma have been recorded to date, only ten of which were to bone. An instance of metastasis to the femur is presented, and a theory advanced as to why a certain type of basal cell metastasizes.