Dermatopathology is the practice of assessing cutaneous diseases at the cellular level by performing microscopic examination of skin biopsy tissue samples. Histologic examination is a valuable diagnostic tool, frequently affecting treatment decisions. Understanding the correlations of a disease’s pathophysiology and its microscopic morphology is essential in enhancing clinicians’ diagnostic acuity. Therefore, this column is designed to present clinical–pathologic correlations on common, clinically relevant diagnoses. This is a case of a nodular basal cell carcinoma.
Travis J. Morrell, MD, MPH, Department of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.
Grace Y. Chung, DNP, FNP-BC, Jerry L. Pettis Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, CA.
Antoanella Calame, MD, Compass Dermatopathology and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
All authors qualify for authorship according to the ICJME criteria (www.icjme.org).
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Travis J. Morrell, MD, MPH, Department of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92354. E-mail: email@example.com