Follicular Neoplasm

  • Tyler ScottEmail author
  • Nicole Asher


A 60-year-old Caucasian man with biopsy-proven basal cell carcinoma (BCC) underwent Mohs surgery. Second-stage microscopic examination yielded this finding. The diagnosis is:
  1. (a)

    Basaloid follicular hamartoma

  2. (b)


  3. (c)

    BCC with follicular extension

  4. (d)

    Tangentially cut follicular structure



Basal cell carcinoma Follicular Trichoblastoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Louisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.American University of the Caribbean School of MedicineClermontUSA

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