Aggressive basal cell carcinoma in young patients: fact or fiction?

  title={Aggressive basal cell carcinoma in young patients: fact or fiction?},
  author={C J Milroy and Nigel Horlock and George D. Wilson and Roy Sanders},
  journal={British journal of plastic surgery},
  volume={53 5},
It has been suggested that basal cell carcinomas (BCC) arising in younger patients may be of a more aggressive phenotype than those that present in the older population. The purpose of this study was to investigate this hypothesis by comparing the histological types of BCC in a large cohort of young and old patients.A total of 271 histological specimens and clinical records were evaluated. A consecutive series of 120 patients under 50 years old were compared with a consecutive series of 151… CONTINUE READING

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