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Basal Cell Carcinoma in our population: A study of 21 years experience

Ghulam Ali Memon, Abdul Razaque Memon, Mahesh Kumar..


OBJECTIVES: To find out common sites of involvement of Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) on face, its age and sex predominance and to compare the cosmetic results with different surgical procedures. SETTING: Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro, Sindh. Study period was from may 1980 to December 2001. METHODS: This retrospective study included 333 patients with BCC. All these patients were divided into groups and were offered different treatment modalities. Biopsies of all operated cases were also taken. RESULTS: Commonest age group with BCC was between 50 and 70 years. Males were more affected than females. Surgery was carried out on 209 (62.76%) cases and radiotherapy in 98 (29.42%) cases. Twenty six (7.80%) patients could not get any therapy. CONCLUSION: Nose is the commonest site of basal cell carcinoma in our set up. Cosmetically local flaps are superior than full thick and partial thickness grafts regarding colour and texture match.

Key words: Basal Cell Carcinoma. Skin Neoplasms. Face. Mohs Surgery. Eyelid Neoplasms. Aminoquinolines. Learning. Cosmetic. Curettage.

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