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July 1975

Multiple Basal Cell Carcinomas of the Skin: Treatment With Curettage

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Finsen Institute, Copenhagen.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(7):877-879. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630190067006

The results obtained over a period of more than five years are reported for 171 patients with more than 1,000 basal cell carcinomas treated solely with curettage. This method of treatment gives fine cosmetic results, and the rate of recurrence is very low.

Certain aspects in this series make it impossible to state the rate of recurrence as a definite figure. Some patients had innumerable tumors, and others exhibited diffuse skin lesions resulting in pseudorecurrences.

The establishment of a special service for patients with multiple basal cell carcinomas has contributed to the low number of recurrences.

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