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Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2017 Nov;108(9):809-817. doi: 10.1016/j.ad.2017.01.018. Epub 2017 Apr 19.

Nonsurgical Therapies for Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Review.

[Article in English, Spanish]

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1
Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital San José, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, FUCS, Bogotá, Colombia.
2
Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital San José, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, FUCS, Bogotá, Colombia. Electronic address: sandrapatricia.espinosa@gmail.com.

Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most prevalent malignant tumor in humans and the local destruction of tissue that can result from excision has a significant impact on well-being. Treating BCC is costly for health care systems given the high incidence of this tumor, especially in older patients. Standard treatment involves either resection with histologic assessment of margins or Mohs micrographic surgery. Surgery is sometimes contraindicated, however, due to the presence of significant comorbidity or high cosmetic expectations. For such patients, nonsurgical treatments have become available. These alternatives can offer good local control of disease, preserve function, and achieve excellent cosmetic results.

KEYWORDS:

Basal cell carcinoma; Carcinoma basocelular; Cáncer de piel; Skin cancer; Tratamiento; Treatment

PMID:
28433227
DOI:
10.1016/j.ad.2017.01.018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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