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Curettage-cryosurgery for non-melanoma skin cancer of the external ear: excellent 5-year results.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10233225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this 5-year follow-up study, 60 auricular non-melanoma skin cancers, selected at a skin tumour clinic, were treated by a thorough curettage with different sized curettes followed by cryosurgery in a double freeze-thaw cycle. Tumours of the external auditory canal were excluded. Forty-seven basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), nine squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), three Bowen's disease and one basisquamous cancer were included. The mean diameter of the malignancies was 18 mm (range 5-70). Morphoeiform BCCs, recurrent BCCs with fibrotic component and most of the SCCs were selected for Mohs' micrographic surgery. Forty-two patients with 47 tumours were followed-up for at least 5 years with only one recurrence. Thirteen patients, followed-up for 2-4 years, died from other causes with no sign of recurrence at their last visit. No major problems after treatment were registered and the cosmetic result was good or acceptable in all patients.
P Nordin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  140     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-17     Completed Date:  2000-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Lundby Hospital, 417 17 Gothenburg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Bowen's Disease / surgery
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / surgery*
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery
Cryosurgery / methods*
Curettage / methods*
Ear, External
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
Skin Neoplasms / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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