Comparison of treatment modalities for recurrent basal cell carcinoma.


We studied 97 patients with recurrent basal cell carcinomas; 20 were treated by surgery, 35 by radiation, 40 with chemosurgery, and two patients had no treatment (because their lesions were too far advanced). There was a treatment failure rate of 11 percent for radiation therapy, 12 percent for chemosurgery and 5 percent for surgical excision. Recurrent BCC requires a careful selection of the mode of therapy, aggressive treatment, and careful long-term follow-up. Using these principles, an excellent cure rate can be achieved by all the 3 modes of therapy included in this report.

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@article{Sakura1979ComparisonOT, title={Comparison of treatment modalities for recurrent basal cell carcinoma.}, author={C Y Sakura and P M Calamel}, journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery}, year={1979}, volume={63 4}, pages={492-6} }