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Basal cell carcinoma of the anus: clinical and pathological distinction from cloacogenic carcinoma.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
0192-0790
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
6
Issue
5
Pages
441–446
Identifiers
PMID: 6501831
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

A 54-year-old man developed basal cell carcinoma of the anal verge. This extremely rare tumor behaves rather innocently, whereas cloacogenic carcinoma of the anus, which resembles it histologically, metastasizes early and often proves fatal. Clinical and histopathologic characteristics of the two anal neoplasms are tabulated to facilitate differential diagnosis, and thereby promote their very different therapies.

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