Surgical Management of basal cell carcinoma

Original article


Mohamed Elkabir1, Mohamed Bengazil2, Rabia M Markus3.

1- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department.
2- Department of Dermatology. 3-.Department of histopathology.
Tripoli Medical Centre. Tripoli- Libya

JMJ Vol. 5, No 2 (Summer) 2006: 124-128


Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cutaneous malignancy, typically appear on sun-exposed skin, slow growing, and rarely metastasize, significant local destruction and even disfigurement if untreated. In this study the majority of the lesion was on the dorsum and the ala of nose. Ulcerative lesions seen in 37 (63.8%) and histological type was nodular BCC in 33 (56.9%) of the patients. Surgical margins free of tumour in 94.8% of the cases.

Keywords: BCC diagnosis, Management and histological typing