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European Journal of Dermatology


Growth rate of different basal cell carcinoma subtypes Volume 27, numéro 5, September-October 2017


1 Dermatological Clinic,
Department of Health Sciences,
University of Milan,
AO Santi Paolo e Carlo, Milan,
2 Department of Health Sciences,
Division of Pathology, University of Milan,
AO Santi Paolo e Carlo,
20142 Milan,

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) subtypes appear to exhibit different biological behaviour [1, 2]. The speed of growth of tumours is one of the factors that can account for their tissue invasiveness. Interviewing patients is currently the only method of measuring the growth of a tumour over time [3, 4]. Few studies have investigated the speed of growth of BCC [5], moreover this has not been investigated in relation to the different BCC subtypes.Patients affected by BCCs were studied at our clinic between [...]