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February 1978

Mutilating Basal Cell Epithelioma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel (Drs Dvoretzky and Fisher), and Yehuda Abarbanel Psychiatric Government Hospital, Bat Yam, Israel (Dr Haker). Dr Dvoretzky is now with Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Dr Fisher is now with The Wellesley Hospital and the University of Toronto Medical School, Toronto.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(2):239-240. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640140057013

• A 49-year-old man was found to have a rare, mutilating basal cell epithelioma of the face. Conventional early therapy with surgery and radiotherapy did not halt the progress of the disease in a hospital environment. The patient died 12 years later.

(Arch Dermatol 114:239-240, 1978)