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Case #364 - January 2014

An 81-year-old man, with a previous history of basal-cell carcinoma on his upper right arm and shoulder, presented with a small protuberance in the hollow of his left knee. A biopsy specimen was collected, sectioned, and stained with hematoxylin-and-eosin (H&E). Figures AD show what was observed by the attending pathologist. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

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This case and images were kindly provided by the Laboratory for Medical Microbiology and Public Health Twente Achterhoek, Enschede, Netherlands.

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