Ann Dermatol.  2011 Sep;23(Suppl 1):S123-S126. 10.5021/ad.2011.23.S1.S123.

Application of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Cutaneous Basosquamous Carcinoma

Affiliations
  • 1Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Clinical Center Nis, 18000 Nis, Serbia. jankovic@jotel.co.rs
  • 2Department of Pathology and Pathophysiology, Faculty of Cosmetology and Aesthetics, Banja Luka, University Sinergy, Bjeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 3Clinic of Dermatovenerology, Clinical Center Nis, 18000 Nis, Serbia.
  • 4Institute of Pathology, Clinical Center Nis, 18000 Nis, Serbia.

Abstract

Basosquamous carcinoma of the skin is a relatively rare cutaneous neoplasm that has significant metastatic potential and a metastatic rate greater than that of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. We describe the use of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy in a 63-year-old man after identification of basosquamous carcinoma. Sentinel lymph node biopsy, which is a standard tool to detect regional lymphatic metastasis in cutaneous melanoma, has been rarely employed to detect lymphatic metastasis of basosquamous carcinoma. The approach was successful in detecting a regional lymphatic metastasis of two nodal basins with minor morbidity. Sentinel lymph node biopsy may be useful for certain high-risk lesions of basosquamous carcinoma.

Keyword

Basosquamous carcinoma; Metastasis; Sentinel lymph node biopsy
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