Volume 56, Issue 5 (6 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(5): 48-52 | Back to browse issues page

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Akhyani M, Ghaninezhad Ahary H, Safaie Naraghi Z, Rezaie A. An epidemiologic clinical and pathological study of basal cell epithelioma (BCE) in Razi Dermatological Hospital. Tehran Univ Med J. 1998; 56 (5) :48-52
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Our purpose was demographic clinical and pathological aspect of BCE in patients seen in Razi Hospital, during a six-month period (75.8.12 to 76.2.12). Results: From the total 20000 patients, 103 cases of BCE were detected. (0.5%). The male female ratio was 1.71 BCE was more frequent in sixth decade. 40.8% of patients were fair skin (Type II), 54.4% tawny (Type III) and 4.9% brown (Type IV, V). 15.5% of patients had a past history of freckles and history of radiotherapy in childhood was present in 41.7% 89.3% had no history of acne and seborrhea. The scalp was the most common site of BCE. The most common clinical type was nodular BCE and solid BCE was the dominant histological feature. Conclusion: BCE was more common in male and fair skin patients with dry skin. In those having history of radiotherapy of the scalp, lesions were seen mostly on the scalp, forehead and neck: pigmented BCE was predominant in this group.
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