Metatypical carcinoma - a continuous challenge for the clinician

  • Oana Mirela Tiucă Dermatology Clinic, Mures Clinical County Hospital, Targu Mures, Romania
  • Andreea Cătălina Tinca Pathology Service, Mures Clinical County Hospital, Targu Mures, Romania
  • Sabin Turdean Department of Pathology, George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology, Targu Mures, Romania
  • Ovidiu Simion Cotoi Department of Pathophysiology, George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology, Targu Mures, Romania
  • Silviu Horia Morariu Department of Dermatology, George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology, Targu Mures, Romania
Keywords: metatypical, basosquamous, basal cell, squamatisation.

Abstract

Introduction: Non-melanocytic skin cancers represent the most frequent type of cutaneous carcinomas. Also called basosquamous cell carcinoma and considered by some authors as a clinical form of basal cell carcinoma, metatypical carcinoma represents a controversial clinical entity.

Case presentation: This paper aims to present the case of a 42-year-old female patient which presented to the doctor’s office for the appearance of a painful cutaneous tumor located in the left submandibular region. Excisional biopsy was performed. The microscopic features were consistent with the diagnosis of metatypical carcinoma with the predominance of the squamous type.

Conclusions: Taking into consideration its aggressive behavior, careful follow-up of patients diagnosed with this rare type of cutaneous tumor is mandatory for precocious identification of possible metastases and improvement of long and short term prognosis.

Published
2020-09-11
How to Cite
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Tiucă O, Tinca A, Turdean S, Cotoi O, Morariu S. Metatypical carcinoma - a continuous challenge for the clinician. amm [Internet]. 11Sep.2020 [cited 24Feb.2021];66(4):168-71. Available from: https://ojs.actamedicamarisiensis.ro/index.php/amm/article/view/29
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Case report