A clinical study comparing methyl aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy and surgery in small superficial basal cell carcinoma (8-20 mm), with a 12-month follow-up.

@article{Szeimies2008ACS,
  title={A clinical study comparing methyl aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy and surgery in small superficial basal cell carcinoma (8-20 mm), with a 12-month follow-up.},
  author={R M Szeimies and Sally Ibbotson and D{\'e}d{\'e}e F Murrell and Dennis Rubel and Yvonne Frambach and David A. R. de Berker and Reinhard Dummer and Nabil Kerrouche and Herv{\'e} Villemagne},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={1302-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and cosmetic outcome (CO) of photodynamic therapy with topical methyl aminolevulinate (MAL-PDT) with simple excision surgery for superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) over a 1-year period. METHODS In this multicentre, randomised, controlled, open study, patients were treated at baseline either with MAL-PDT (two sessions, 7 days apart, repeated 3 months later if incomplete clinical response) or surgery (at baseline). Primary endpoints were clinical lesion… CONTINUE READING

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