In reporting the sixth case of basal cell epithelioma of the sole, it is suggested that basal cell epitheliomas derive from `pluripotential epithelial cells which may differentiate into any of the epithelial structures of the skin. The current consensus that basal cell epitheliomas derive from cells analagous only to primary epithelial germ cells is considered to be too restrictive.
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