• 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)
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