Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:247–250 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0538-1 ORIGINAL PAPER M. M. Elahi · F. Minhas · M. O. Elahi A. Moreira-Gonzalez · I. T. Jackson Received: 30 December 2002 / Accepted: 10 June 2003 / Published online: 19 August 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 margins, but the total absence of basal cell cancer in the Introduction re-excised specimen. The purpose of this report is to determine the frequen- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malig- cy of incompletely excised basal cell carcinoma in a nancy in humans . Generally these tumors are not ag- large series from a single surgeon and to clarify the rea- gressive and rarely metastasize [1, 2]. Their treatment sons for this occurrence. can take the form of topical applications of chemothera- peutic agents, curettage and electrodessication, cryother- apy, radiation therapy, Mohs micrographic surgery or di- Materials and methods rect excision [3, 4, 5, 6]. A high cure rate is achieved with each of these modalities, although surgical excision A review of 894 patients operated on by a single surgeon with bas- provides the added advantage of allowing histological al cell cancer spanning the period from 1996 to 2000 were included confirmation of
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 1, 2003
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