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15. Picture of Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Central Hyperkeratosis

Picture of Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Central Hyperkeratosis
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical DermatologyKlaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick SuurmondCopyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.
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The photo depicts a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). This is a firm, round nodule displaying central hyperkeratosis. Squamous cell carcinoma is often clinically indistinguishable from keratoacanthoma. This type of skin cancer is easy to distinguish from basal cell carcinoma, which does not display hyperkeratosis.
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Text Reference: Skin Cancer Foundation: "Squamous Cell Carcinoma"

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