Treatment

Various methods of destroying tumour tissue are used and the results are similar for radiotherapy and surgical excision:

• Ulcerated lesions may invade tissue planes, blood vessels, and nerves more extensively than is clinically apparent.

• Although modern techniques of radiotherapy result in minimal scarring and atrophy these may cause problems near the eye.

• Basal cell carcinomas in skin creases, such as the nasolabial fold, tend to ulcerate and are hard to excise adequately.

• Surgical excision has the advantage that should the lesion recur, radiotherapy is available to treat it, whereas it is not desirable to treat recurrences after radiotherapy with further irradiation.

Superficial basal cell carcinoma Pigmented basal cell carcinoma

Sclerosing basal cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma—initial changes

Sclerosing basal cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma—initial changes

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