Recurrence rate of positive margin basal cell carcinoma: Results of a five‐year prospective study

Stephen P. De Silva, A. Lee Dellon

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Abstract

The few previous studies on recurrence of incompletely excised basal cell carcinoma are retrospective, and the reported recurrence rate ranges from 19% to 67%. In a prospective study design, we found a recurrence rate of 41% in 34 surgically excised positive‐margin basal cell carcinomas. The mean time until tumor recurrence was 24.6 months. The mean follow‐up time in those patients remaining free of tumor was 61.4 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-74
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1985

Keywords

  • basal cell carcinoma
  • positive margin
  • skin cancer
  • tumor recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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