2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2005.03.038
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Efficacy of narrow-margin excision of well-demarcated primary facial basal cell carcinomas

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“…3,9,13,14,17 However, a recently published metaanalysis provides a basis for determining the ideal surgical margin. In the current literature, most resections use predetermined surgical margins, ranging from 1 to 10 mm.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…3,9,13,14,17 However, a recently published metaanalysis provides a basis for determining the ideal surgical margin. In the current literature, most resections use predetermined surgical margins, ranging from 1 to 10 mm.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…First, MMS has the advantage of complete evaluation of all margins. Second, margin positive rate was reported to be about 20%, if tumors were excised with a narrow margin of 1~3 mm without checking free margin17,18. Third, in our study, only 8% of tumors below 1cm required more than one excision.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 46%
“…The accepted predetermined margins of 3 mm for a small (i.e. <2 cm) well-defined lesion will offer an 85% cure rate (Wolf and Zitelli, 1987;Kimyai-Asadi et al, 2005). Morphoeic and larger BCCs require a greater excision margin; this is widely accepted as 5 mm.…”
Section: Surgical Managementmentioning
confidence: 99%