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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 21 | Page No.: 1408-1414
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2009.1408.1414
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Safety Margin in Excision of Basal Cell Carcinoma

S. Babaye-Nazhad, M. Amirnia, H. Alikhah, E. Khodaeyani and N. Atapour

The aim of this study was to evaluate the intact margin after surgery regarding common method with consideration of 4 mm safe margin. Fifty patients with basal cell carcinoma operated in Tabriz Sina hospital, were chosen randomly and pathological report of these patients after surgery was evaluated with consideration of presence of intact margin. In pathologic report before operation of these patients, Basal cell carcinoma was certified. Also, brief data of these patients history was studied from present cases. Forty eight of 50 (96%) patients had intact margin after surgery and just in two patients (4%), lesion was excised insufficiently and they had involved margin. With brief study of patients' history, most of them had advanced ages and the most common site of tumor presentation was head and neck. The most of these patients had exposure with so much sun light that was accounted an important etiology. With comparison of mentioned statistical results with other reports from other countries, this rate is considered in acceptable range and surgical method is done properly in this hospital and consideration of 4 mm of tumoral margin is enough.
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S. Babaye-Nazhad, M. Amirnia, H. Alikhah, E. Khodaeyani and N. Atapour, 2009. Safety Margin in Excision of Basal Cell Carcinoma. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 12: 1408-1414.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2009.1408.1414






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