Basal cell carcinoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 26 April 2018, last major update September 2013

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PubMed Search: Basal cell carcinoma conjunctiva [title]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Conjunctiva: basal cell carcinoma of conjunctiva. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeconjbcc.html. Accessed September 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Usually due to adjacent lesion in skin or eyelid
  • Only rarely arises from conjunctiva
Case reports
Gross description
  • Circumscribed white nodule
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nodular and cystic tumor of atypical basaloid cells arising from conjunctival surface epithelium
  • Similar to skin tumor
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Epithelial lobules of solid-cystic basaloid cells