Basal cell carcinomas are common skin cancers. Chronic sun exposure is considered to be the main etiologic factor for their development, but it does not explain all observed lesions. Acute, short and chronic exposure to low dose of radiation therapy has been reported as a possible causative factor. A series of 32 patients with 48 basal cell carcinomas is presented; these tumours developed in previously irradiated areas of the body. All were treated by surgery alone. Clinical presentation was classical—a slowly-growing chronic ulceration. None of the patients were chronically exposed to chemical agents. In this series, only 12 patients were initially irradiated for benign disease. This underlines the necessity to have regular skin screening after external irradiation.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 1, 2005
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera