Basosquamous Carcinoma Of Nose: A Rare Tumor Diagnosed On Cytology

Manupriya Sharma, Suman Singh, Rashmi Kaul, V K Mahajan


Basosquamous carcinoma (BSC) is a rare subtype of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) with an incidence of 1-2%. BSC is characterized by aggressive nature in terms of poor prognosis and distant metastasis. Unlike BCC which is a rodent ulcer with local invasion and no distant metastasis. BSC is usually diagnosed on histopathology examination after biopsy. We hereby present a case report of diagnosis of BSC on cytological examination followed by confirmation with histopathology. To the best of our knowledge, there is the first case reported in literature on this matter. We emphasize the importance of thorough cytological examination so as to suspect and finally confirm this rare entity.

DOI: 10.21276/APALM.1679


Basosquamous carcinoma, nose, cytology, diagnosis

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