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April 1966

Podophyllin-Salicylic Acid Solution in Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinomas

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Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(4):457-459. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600220069022

Four hundred ten basal cell carcinomas were treated by a procedure of curettement and the application of a podophyllin, salicylic acid solution. Eighty-four of these lesions were on the distal portion of the nose or the immediately adjacent cheeks, where the recurrence rate was 13%. The over-all recurrence rate was 5.1%. Therapeutic failures were limited to the face and ears.