Audit of histologically incompletely excised basal cell carcinomas: recommendations for management by re-excision.


In an audit of 1392 basal cell carcinomas arising in 1165 patients, excised under the care of one consultant in the 10 years from 1988 to 1997, 99 (7%) were reported histologically as incompletely excised. Lateral margins alone were involved in 54 (55%), deep margins in 36 (36%) and both in 9 (9%). Although the policy throughout this period was to re-excise… (More)


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