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Light microscopy of basal cell carcinoma of skin. Two views of the same single biopsy are shown taken from separate sections. This is a slow-growing malignant tumour derived from the superficial epidermis that rarely spreads but may be locally destructive. Commonly arises from sun-exposed skin particularly in middle-aged and elderly individuals. Magnification x20 when printed at 10 cm.
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