Rapid Communication| Volume 57, ISSUE 6, P813-816, June 1965

Pattern of recurrence in basal cell carcinoma

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        1. The recurrence rate in 2,900 definitively treated basal cell carcinomas during a 10 year period was 3.4 percent.
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        2. Ninety-eight percent of recurrent lesions were controlled by roentgen or surgical therapy.
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        3. Following surgical excision, 60 percent of all recurrences appear within 2 years, and 76 percent within 3 years.
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        4. Inadequately excised lesions manifest recurrences sooner than those interpreted by the pathologist to have been adequately excised: 70 percent in 2 years for the former versus 50 percent in the same period for the latter.
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