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A 60-year-old man has a round, semitransparent ...

Basal cell carcinoma

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I believe the biopsy description of "small basophillic cells forming tumor islands" is describing the peripheral palisading that is classically seen in Basal cell carcinoma.





All other types are either pigmented or have scales. -- process of elimination





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submitted by step1soon(11),

Anything upper lip + above → basal cell carcinoma

Anything lower lip → Squamous cell carcinoma

FA 2019 -pg 473