Giant basal cell carcinoma with metastases and myelophthisic anemia

Robert A. Schwartz, Robert L. De Jacer, Camila Krysicka Janniger, W. Clark Lambert

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We report a 59‐year‐old, dark‐complexioned black man with a giant basal cell carcinoma infiltrating virtually the entire scalp. Widespread metastatic bone marrow involvement produced a myelophthisic anemia. Basal cell carcinoma is rare in blacks, is rarely this large, and very rarely produces myelophthisic anemia from bone marrow metastases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


  • anemia
  • basal cell epithelioma
  • myelofibrosis
  • skin cancer


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