Lethal basal cell carcinoma secondary to cerebral invasion

Carrie L. Kovarik, David Stewart, Jeffrey J. Barnard

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Intracranial invasion by a basal cell carcinoma on the scalp is extremely rare. We present an autopsy case of a 57-year-old woman who developed a large destructive basal cell carcinoma with extension through the calvarium and compression of the dura. We compare 7 similar cases reported in the literature and review the risks for development of these aggressive fatal basal cell carcinomas on the scalp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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