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Basal cell carcinoma treated with Mohs surgery. A comparison of 54 younger patients with 1050 older patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1624629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The average age of patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is over 60 years, and fewer than 5% of patients with this tumor are under 30 years of age. A comparison of younger (15 to 30 years) and older (56 to 70 years) patients with BCC was conducted to identify specific tumor or host features associated with BCC occurring early in life. According to data collected over an 11-year period, 54 of 2728 (2%) BCCs occurred "de novo" in younger patients. In contrast to the predominantly male older group, most of the younger patients were female. An increased use of tanning booths and hair-dyes was associated with the younger patients (P less than .001). More overall sunlight exposure and actinic keratoses were associated with the older patients (P less than .01). Defect and lesion sizes were smaller (P less than .01) in the younger group. Location, histology, and clinical morphology did not differ appreciably between the two groups. De novo BCCs in younger and older patients are similar, although some differences do exist.
S M Dinehart; R Dodge; W E Stanley; H H Franks; S V Pollack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0148-0812     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dermatol Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-12     Completed Date:  1992-08-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707501     Medline TA:  J Dermatol Surg Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  560-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / epidemiology,  surgery*
Chi-Square Distribution
Confidence Intervals
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Mohs Surgery* / statistics & numerical data
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / epidemiology
Odds Ratio
Sex Factors
Skin Neoplasms / epidemiology,  surgery*

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