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November 1982

Nodular Superficial Pigmented Basal Cell EpitheliomasLong-term Fluorouracil Treatment

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(11):928-930. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650230056029

† Eradication of multiple nodules, papules, and plaques of pigmented basal cell epitheliomas of the back of one patient was achieved by nine months of daily treatment with 5% fluorouracil cream. Such topical chemotherapy offers the physician an alternative to surgery and radiation in treating patients who have widespread nodular superficial epitheliomas. The need for a prolonged period of treatment and follow-up is emphasized.

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:928-930)