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November 1983

Therapy for Basal Cell Epitheliomas by Curettage Only: Further Study

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Lexington.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(11):901-903. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650350029009

• Thorough curettage alone, a simple, effective, inexpensive therapy, has now been used to treat 644 basal cell epitheliomas in 437 patients. Three hundred twenty-eight treatment sites have been evaluated for more than five years. There have been 28 recurrences. Cosmetic results are superior to those obtained with x-ray therapy and electrocoagulation, and appear to be at least equal to those following cryosurgery and excision surgery.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:901-903)