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July 1959


AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(1):119-120. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560190121025

Recurrent Sclerosing Basal-Cell Carcinoma. Presented by Dr. Floyd J. Dornbush.

This 68-year-old white woman was first seen by me in 1953 because of a lesion on the left temple. At that time she stated that she had had a skin cancer which was treated with four x-ray treatments approximately six years previously. After these x-ray treatments, the entire lesion was excised. The wound never healed completely.

When first seen she presented a 2 in. long, linear scar, overlying the left eye with a central ulcer, 5×8 mm. in diameter. It was felt that this represented a recurrent basal-cell carcinoma. At that time, it was thoroughly curetted and desiccated in the Los Angeles County General Hospital. The lesion healed but did not remain free of disease. Six to eight months later, it began to scale and ulcerate again. At that time, the entire scar was excised in an

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