Supported by the Savannah and Barry French Poodle Memorial Fund
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Last Modified: August 21, 2005
Michael H. Goldschmidt, MSc, BVMS, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVP Professor and Head, Laboratory of Pathology and Toxicology Chief, Surgical Pathology Department of Pathobiology Frances S. Shofer, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Definition: A benign neoplastic proliferation of cells that recapitulate the basal cell layer of the normal epidermis.
Synonym: Basal Cell Epithelioma
NOTE: The tumor previously described as a basal cell tumor is now classified as trichoblastoma.
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