Facial basal cell carcinomas recurring after photodynamic therapy: a retrospective analysis of histological subtypes.

@article{Fiechter2012FacialBC,
  title={Facial basal cell carcinomas recurring after photodynamic therapy: a retrospective analysis of histological subtypes.},
  author={Sabine Fiechter and Andr{\'e} Skaria and Helga Nievergelt and Romain Anex and Luca Borradori and Laurent Parmentier},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={224 4},
  pages={
          346-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an established treatment for basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). Although recurrences are sometime observed, their histological patterns have never been specifically studied or compared with the one of the initial tumor. OBJECTIVE To compare the histopathological aggressiveness of BCCs recurring after PDT with that of the primary tumors. METHODS The study population included 12 patients with 16 post PDT recurrent BCCs. Outcome measures were proportion of… CONTINUE READING
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