Multiple Blue-Gray Non-aggregated Dots and Globules

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 Authored by: Ralph P. Braun     ·  Katrin Kerl

 Keywords:   blue gray dots and globules · bcc · basal cell carcinoma
Description In this chapter we describe multiple blue gray dots and globules[[Multiple Blue-Gray Non-aggregated Dots and Globules]] and its histopathological correlation
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Katrin Kerl
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Status update May 27, 2017
Status by Ralph P. Braun

Multiple blue-gray dots and globules are round, discrete, and well circumscribed structures that, in the absence of a pigment networkGrid-like pattern consisting of interconnecting pigmented lines surrounding hypopigmented holes., are highly suggestive of a basal cell carcinomais the most common skin cancer, and one of the most common cancers in the United States.[1] While BCC has a very low metastatic risk, this tumor can cause significant disfigurement by invading surrounding tissues. These dots and globules usually do not form aggregates as seen in melanocyticThis glossary term has not yet been described. lesions. They correlate with dermal aggregates of pigmented basal cell carcinomaThis glossary term has not yet been described. and are similar to ovoid nests, but smaller.

Blue gray ovoid nests and globules BCC schematic.jpg