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Tangential shave removal of basal cell carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23279298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcome of tangential shave removal (TS) of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on the trunk and extremities.
DESIGN: Cohort study of patients with multiple truncal BCC treated using TS in an academic dermatologic surgery practice.
SETTING: Academic institution referral practice.
PATIENTS: Individuals with BCC referred to the dermatologic surgery unit for ongoing therapy of multiple lesions.
INTERVENTIONS: TS of amenable superficial and nodular BCCs with twice-annual follow-up. Lesions were removed using a scalpel as a uniform-depth mid-to-upper dermal shave and sent for routine pathology. Basic wound care was applied.
PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Apparent cure rate and outcome of scars.
RESULTS: One hundred eighty-two BCCs were treated in 19 individuals. Patients were followed for an average of 5.2 years. One lesion recurred. Three specimens had positive margins requiring further surgery. Scarring was acceptable and similar to what is observed with curettage and electrocoagulation.
CONCLUSIONS: TS is a reasonable treatment for primary superficial and nodular BCC on the trunk and extremities.
Amanda K Abramson; Mark J Krasny; Glenn D Goldman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1524-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-05     Completed Date:  2013-04-26     Revised Date:  2014-01-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / surgery*
Cohort Studies
Dermatologic Surgical Procedures / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Skin Neoplasms / surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Dermatol Surg. 2013 Dec;39(12):1945-6   [PMID:  24112446 ]
Dermatol Surg. 2013 Dec;39(12):1946-7   [PMID:  24118298 ]

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