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Basal cell carcinomas in elderly patients treated by cryotherapy

Authors Chiriac A, Mihaila D, Foia L, Solovan C

Received 30 December 2012

Accepted for publication 18 February 2013

Published 26 March 2013 Volume 2013:8 Pages 341—345

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S42174

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Anca Chiriac,1 Doina Mihaila,2 Liliana Foia,3, Caius Solovan4

1Department of Dermatology, Nicolina Medical Center, 2Department of Pathology, St Maria Children's Hospital, 3Surgical Department, Grigore T Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Romania; 4Victor Babe University of Medicine, Timişoara, Romania

Abstract: Basal cell carcinoma is a malignant skin tumor with high incidence in our country, especially in rural areas, on sun-exposed skin (particularly on the face) in elderly patients. We present three cases of basal cell carcinoma with good results with cryotherapy. This report aims to outline and to prove that in some difficult situations, a simple, inexpensive, easy-to-perform procedure with no contraindications and with minimal side effects (erythema, mild pain) can be applied and resolve such cases.

Keywords: basal cell carcinoma, cryotherapy

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