Anatomic location and histopathologic subtype of basal cell carcinomas in adults younger than 40 or 90 and older: Any difference?

Roberto Betti, Giovanni Radaelli, Fabio Mussino, Silvano Menni, Carlo Crosti

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Differences in age, site, and histopathologic subtype exist in basal cell carcinoma (BCC). OBJECTIVE: To compare the distribution of BCCs in patients younger than 40 with that of those aged 90 and older according to sex, site, and subtype. METHODS & MATERIALS: One hundred seventy-five BCCs were examined. The site was classified as head and neck, trunk, or limbs and the subtype as nodular, superficial, or morpheic-infiltrative. RESULTS: Younger exhibited a lower prevalence of BCCs on the head and neck (36.0% vs 57.3%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-206
Number of pages6
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Surgery

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