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  Diagnosis Dermoscopy Dermoscopy of Basal Cell Carcinoma (Clin Exp Dermatol (2018) 43, pp241-247) Fine arborising vessels / short fine telangiectasia Blue-grey ovoid nests or blue-grey globules In-focus dots Maple leaf-like or spoke wheel areas Concentric structures Ulceration or multiple small erosions Shiny white structureless areas / white streaks How to Diagnose Superficial BCC from other subtypes ..

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– Excise with 2mm margin – limbs – align scar longitudinally (not with relaxed skin tension lines) – Marker suture in specimen at 12 o’clock position – Sutures: – Back – 3/0 PDS dermal sutures and 4/0 Ethilon superficial sutures. Remove in 10 days to 2 weeks – Other sites on body – 4/0 vicryl on ..

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History – Sun exposed Exam – ‘Roughened’, red scaly areas. – Can sometimes be sore Treatment Sun advice Efudix (5-Fluorouracil) once daily for 28 days (follow-up 4 months) ————————————————– Alternatives: Solaraze – twice daily for 3 months around 60-70% chance of clearing (follow up 6 months) Cryotherapy – 2 x 7 second freeze-thaw cycles. Risk ..

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