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The purpose of this study is to determine if in cases of core needle biopsy yielding LN, quantification of normal and diseased TDLUs might assist in predicting which cases require surgical excision and which can be safely followed.
Material and Methods: A total of fifty one (n=51) patients between age 35-75 years with high clinical suspicion of basal cell carcinoma of any size or histology on aesthetically important areas who were planned for surgical excision were enrolled in the study.
Various treatment modalities are available, including sclerotherapy, cryotherapy, excision, radiotherapy, and embolization.
The researchers found that the estimated recurrence rates were similar for excision, Mohs surgery, curettage and diathermy, and external-beam radiation (3.8, 3.8, 6.9, and 3.5 percent, respectively).
The excision of the tumor was performed under general anesthesia.
Resolution of lymphadenopathy was 7 days in cases of surgical excision, while within 60 days in cases of aspiration.
The evaluation of various reconstructive modalities for coverage of the defects arising out of excision of the Basal Cell Carcinoma over the face has been made.
The unadjusted odds ratio for partial or complete response following complete tumor excision (versus other treatment approaches) was 6.9 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.8 to 25.8).
Since it is a pre-cancerous lesion, the curative treatment is surgical excision. When surgery is not appropriate or the patient refuses surgical treatment, alternative treatment methods (cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy, radiotherapy, 5-fluorouracil, imiquimod, etc.) can be administered.
Treatment with wide local excision as soon as the diagnosis is established should remain the mainstay of treatment.