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June 1965

Basal Cell Epithelioma of the Sole

Author Affiliations


From the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver (Dr. Lewis, Dr. Stensaas) and the Dermatopathology Laboratory, Boston City Hospital, Boston. (Dr. Okun).

Arch Dermatol. 1965;91(6):623-624. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600120055013

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.