Reessayer Apres Curettage And Desiccation

Abstract

Treatment of 104 skin cancers (75 basal cell carcinomas and 29 squamous cell carcinomas) by curettage and desiccation resulted in a 96 per cent five-year cure rate. Similar cure rates have been reported by other investigators. Cure rates less than 95 per cent may be attributable to insufficient skill or to the type of technique. Best results are associated with carrying out both the curettage and the desiccation twice for each lesion.

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Abstract

Results of treatment of 108 squamous cell carcinomas of the skin are analyzed. Fiftyone were successfully treated by the technique of electrodesiccation and curettage. There were two treatment failures by this method. Large squamous cell cancers showing histologically a marked degree of anaplasia and/or invasion are not suitable for this technique. Small squamous cell carcinomas, well differentiated, with minimal invasion, occurring on the exposed areas, in elderly and infirm patients can be treated successfully by electrodesiccation and curettage.

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Selected References

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  • WILLIAMSON GS, JACKSON R. Treatment of basal cell carcinoma by electrodesiccation and curettage. Can Med Assoc J. 1962 May 12;86:855–862.[PMC free article][PubMed]
  • KNOX JM, LYLES TW, SHAPIRO EM, MARTIN RD. Curettage and electrodesiccation in the treatment of skin cancer. Arch Dermatol. 1960 Aug;82:197–204.[PubMed]

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