Journal article

Recurrence rates following surgical excision of periocular basal cell carcinomas: systematic review and meta-analysis

Kevin Phan, Lawrence J Oh, Sourabh Goyal, Tim Rutherford, Anousha Yazdabadi

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) remain one of the most common non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs). Surgical options include primary excision with predetermined margins, frozen section controlled excision, and Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). There is no randomized study comparing recurrence rates between different surgical techniques for periocular BCCs.Methods: A meta-analysis of proportions was conducted for recurrence rates. Meta-regression was used for subgroup analysis to compare results in those undergoing MMS versus FSE or paraffin controlled sections (WLE).Results: The pooled recurrence rate for periocular BCCs excised via MMS was 2.9% (95% CI 1.9-4.4%) over an average of 48.8..

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