Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: basal cell tumor

Synonym(s): Basal cell epithelioma, Basaloma

Contributor(s): David Scarff, Susan E Shaw

Introduction

  • Cause: common epithelial neoplasm , possibly of hair follicle origin.
  • Signs:
    • Benign (usually).
    • Generally solitary, well circumscribed, slow growing.
    • Malignant (rarely): poorly circumscribed with scirrhous response.
  • Also oral lesion (separate entity).
  • Diagnosis: histopathology.
  • Treatment: surgical excision.
  • Prognosis: good.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Unknown, but not related to exposure to bright sunlight as in man.

Pathophysiology

  • Arise from basal cells of hair follicle, epidermis, sebaceous gland, sweat gland.

Timecourse

  • Weeks to months.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Meleo K A (1997)Tumors of the skin and associated structures.Vet Clin North Am27, 73-94.
  • Scott D W, Miller W H & Griffin C E (1995)Small Animal Dermatology. 5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders. ISBN 0 7216 4850.
  • Yager J A & Wilcock B P (1994)Color Atlas and Text of Surgical Pathology of the Dog and Cat. London: Wolfe Publishing, Mosby Year Book Europe. ISBN 0 7234 1827 6.
  • Gross T L, Irkhe P J & Walder E J (1992)Veterinary Dermatopathology. St Louis: Mosby Year Book. ISBN 0 8016 5809 8.


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