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Spontaneous regression of two giant basal cell carcinomas in a single patient after incomplete excision

Rieger, Ulrich M. and Schlecker, Christina and Pierer, Gerhard and Haug, Martin. (2009) Spontaneous regression of two giant basal cell carcinomas in a single patient after incomplete excision. Tumori, Vol. 95, H. 2. pp. 258-263.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Spontaneous regression of small basal cell carcinoma has been reported. For giant basal cell carcinoma, however, no spontaneous regression has been described to date. CASE REPORT: We present a patient with two independent giant basal cell carcinomas over the left clavicle and the lower back, measuring 7 x 12 cm and 18 x 20 cm, respectively. Both tumors were excised incompletely (R2) and the patient refused followup resections. After 52 and 16 months, respectively, no signs of recurrence were observed. CONCLUSION; Incompletely excised giant basal cell carcinomas can regress spontaneously. A watch-and-wait approach after incomplete resection may be pragmatic to avoid mutilating follow-up resections in patients refusing further surgery.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Plastische, rekonstruktive, ästhetische und Handchirurgie (Schaefer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Plastische, rekonstruktive, ästhetische und Handchirurgie (Schaefer)
UniBasel Contributors:Haug, Martin Dieter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Pensiero Scientifico Ed.
ISSN:0300-8916
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
Last Modified:18 Jul 2014 09:09
Deposited On:18 Jul 2014 09:09

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