Rippled-Pattern Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare High-Risk Histological Subtype
Elver AA et al. Rippled-Pattern Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare High-Risk Histological Subtype. Am J Med Surg. April 2022; 7(3). 55-58
ABSTRACT: Rippled-pattern is a rare histologic subtype of basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The risk of recurrence associated with this lesion has not been well characterized. This case report discusses a patient with rippled-pattern BCC that occurred in the location where a lesion was previously excised five years earlier suggesting recurrence. Pathology revealed invasive BCC and rippled-pattern histology. Rippled-pattern should be considered a high-risk histologic subtype, and wide surgical margins should be obtained to decrease the risk of recurrence.
KEY WORDS: Rippled-Pattern, Carcinoma, Histological Subtype