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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 291-294
Basaloid squamous cell carcimoma: A rare case report with review of literature

Department of Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology, Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Anjora, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India

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B N Shivakumar
Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre Anjora, Durg 491 001, Chhattisgarh
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.140797

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Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is a distinct variant of conventional squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), predominantly localized in the upper aerodigestive tract. In the head and neck region, the tumor has a strong predilection for extra-laryngeal sites, such as the base of the tongue, tonsil, hypopharynx and supraglottic larynx. BSCC has well-defined histological features, characterized by nesting, lobular and trabecular arrangement of basaloid cells. Central comedonecrosis within the cell nests, cells with nuclear palisading and high-grade dysplasia in overlying mucosa are the main characteristics. The tumor is considered to be highly aggressive and often presents itself as an advanced stage lesion, thus demanding early diagnosis and prompt treatment. We here report a case of 72-year-old male diagnosed with BSCC involving the right tonsillar region.

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