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August 1947

METASTATIC BASAL CELL EPITHELIOMA: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the New York Skin and Cancer Unit, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(2):172-178. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520080032003
Abstract

A CAREFUL search of the literature reveals few cases of metastatic basal cell epithelioma. Most of the cases reported as such later proved to be of the basal-squamous type. There are, however, several cases which are generally accepted as metastatic basal cell epitheliomas and a number of others which are thought to be possible cases of metastatic basal cell epithelioma.

In 1931, Niles1 reported a case of metastatic basal cell epithelioma which later proved to be of the basal-squamous type.2 A review of the literature in his report included 5 cases of metastatic basal cell epithelioma, 1 each reported by Beadles, Janeway and Körbl (case 61) and 2 reported by Finnerud,3 and 4 cases of possible, but in his opinion not proved, metastatic basal cell epithelioma reported by D. W. Montgomery, Dubreuilh and Auché, Fordyce and Marassovich.4

In 1935, H. Montgomery5 pointed out that the

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