A 67-year-old woman had a basal cell carcinoma of the forehead containing numerous hyaline cytoplasmic inclusions. Electron microscopic studies revealed that these inclusions were aggregates of cytoplasmic filaments. Immunohistochemical studies demonstrated reactivity for keratin, vimentin, and smooth-muscle myosin in these structures. Because of potential diagnostic difficulties, the pathologist shoud be aware of this unusual form of basal cell carcinoma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology