24 June 2013 980nm laser for difficult-to-treat basal cell carcinoma
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Abstract
Begin basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is most common skin cancer over the world. There are around 20 modalities for BCC treatment. Laser surgery is uncommon option. We demonstrate our long term follow up results. Aim: To evaluate long term efficacy of a 980nm diode laser for the difficult-to-treat basal cell carcinoma. Materials and Methods: 167 patients with 173 basal cell carcinoma on the nose were treated with a 980 nm diode laser from May 1999 till May 2005 at Latvian Oncology center. All tumors were morphologically confirmed. 156 patients were followed for more than 5 years. Results: The lowest recurrence rate was observed in cases of superficial BCC, diameter<6mm; bet the highest recurrence rate was in cases of infiltrative BCC and nodular recurrent BCC. Conclusions: 980 nm diode laser is useful tool in dermatology with high long term efficacy, good acceptance by the patients and good cosmetics results.
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A. D. Derjabo, I. Cema, I. Lihacova, L. Derjabo, "980nm laser for difficult-to-treat basal cell carcinoma ", Proc. SPIE 8803, Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions VI, 88030B (24 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031532; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2031532
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