Histopathology of canine basal cell tumor

개에서 발생한 기저세포종양에 관한 병리조직학적 연구

  • Bak, Eun-jung (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul national University) ;
  • Chae, Chan-hee (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul national University)
  • Received : 1995.02.07
  • Published : 1995.04.30


Basal cell tumors from 53 dogs were examined histologically and classified as basal cell adenoma(n=44), granular basal cell adenoma(n=1), basal cell carcinoma(n=3), basosquamous cell adenoma(n=1), basosquamous carcinoma(n=4) on the basis of malignancy and squamous metaplasia. Female was twenty three and male was thirty. Affected dogs are usually 5.6 years and sex predilection have not been seen. None of tumor examined was metastasized into other organs. Distinct patterns identified in the basal cell adenoma are solid(n=15), cystic(n=13), adenoid(n=8), medusa(n=5) and ribbon(n=3). Solid basal cell adenoma is common type in benign basal cell adenoma. Only one neoplasm was granular basal cell adenoma which was characterized by eccentric nucleus and abundant granular cytoplasm. Basal cell carcinoma showed anaplastic appearance histologically and had atypical basaloid epithelial cells and multinucleated giant cells with moderate number of mitotic figures. Both basosquamous cell adenoma and carcinoma had squamous metaplasia.