Basal cell carcinoma (nodular type)
Contributors: Meagan Seay, DO and Nasreen Syed, MDBasal cell carcinoma is the most common malignant neoplasm of the eyelid. Clinically, it is an elevated, pearly lesion, with rolled borders.
Histologically, there is a characteristic palisading of cells around the edge of the islands of tumor cells. There is also retraction artifact between the island of tumor cells and the dermis.
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