ANSWER: Extramammary Paget’s Disease

The correct answer is B. Most commonly presents on genitalia

Correct Answer Explanation

This is a biopsy of extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD), which most commonly presents on the genitalia.

Incorrect Answer Explanation

Basal cell carcinoma frequently arises due to a mutation in PTCH. EMPD, if associated with an underlying GI/GU malignancy, will stain positive for CK20. EMPD does not arise from eccrine glands, rather it is an intraepithelial adenocarcinoma of the apocrine gland. Surgical excision/Mohs is considered the treatment of choice for EMPD.


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