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Basal Cell Carcinoma - A Clinicopathological Analysis of 86 Cases -
Mei-Eng Tu, Yang-Jyh Lin, Hsiu-Chin Chen, Hsin-Yi Su
Dermatol Sinica 12: 183-192, 1994

There were 86 patients had basal cell carcinoma (BCC) diagnosed at the Mackay Memorial Hospital from 1984 to 1991. Forty-six cases were male and forty cases were female. Their age ranged from 10 to 95 year-old, and 76.6% of patients were over 50 year-old. The face (63%), particularly nose (38.1%), was the most common anatomic site affected. Pigmented BCC was the predominent clinical type (49%). This type of BCC was also common in Japanese and North American blacks patients. In Caucasians, pigmented BCC was only found in 6%. Histopathologically, solid type BCC was the most common one (66%). Superficial type BCC often appeared on the trunk and limbs. There were 62 cases received treatment and follow-up up to the present time. Three patients had recurrence (5%). Metastatic BCC was found in one patient (1%), the patient died one year after the bone metastasis.

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