Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : ED21 - ED22

Cytomorphology of Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Dilemma ED21-ED22

Tanya Sharma, Garima Goel, Kaushik Majumdar, Deepti Joshi, Neelkamal Kapoor

Dr. Garima Goel,
Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine, AIIMS, Saket Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BSCC) is an unusual and high grade variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) with a predilection for the upper aerodigestive tract. The cytomorphologic diagnosis of this tumour is challenging as it shares common cytomorphologic features with its differential diagnoses. However, a careful examination of the cytology can help in delivering a diagnosis of BSCC. In this case report we present the imprint cytology findings of histologically proven BSCC in a 60-year-old male who presented with an ulcerated lesion at the umbilical region.