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Article Analysis of treatment of basal cell carcinoma: curettage vs curettage and electrodesiccation



Destructive techniques for basal cell carcinoma most frequently include curettage and electrodesiccation, but curettage alone has been studied as well. Curettage alone has the potential advantage of less scarring and therefore better cosmesis, no smoke plume, and less time required to treat.


Comparison of outcome of curettage versus curettage and electrodesiccation for treatment of basal cell carcinoma.


A retrospective review and statistical analysis was performed of studies of patients treated with curettage alone or curettage and electrodesiccation with 5 year follow up.


Cure rates for basal cell carcinoma amenable to destructive techniques showed no statistically significant difference for curettage versus curettage and electrodesiccation.


Curettage has similar cure rates to curettage and electrodesiccation for basal cell carcinoma.

*See note at end of the article regarding peer review.

Article Top 10 Bad Derm Terms

It's time to discard some poor dermatology terms.

Article Melanoma Excision Sliding Scale

A sliding scale to bridge the gap between recommended 1 and 2 centimeter excision margins for melanoma.

Article New ABCDE of melanoma

Update of the ABCDE mnemonic for melanoma.

Article The Sunscreen Fix

We need better sunscreens. Here's how to get it right.

Article Ban Oxybenzone Sunscreen

Due to several factors, oxybenzone should be banned from use in sunscreen.

Article The History of Sunscreen

Sunscreens have been used for millennia, and are still improving.

Article JFK and the Mad Hatters

Did President John Fitzgerald Kennedy influence the rate of skin cancer?

Article iii. Gardner syndrome contributions needed

AD Dermatologic and systemic syndrome.

Article Nummular eczema

Review of the causes, clinical findings, and treatment of nummular eczema.

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