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2022 Sep 01

Dermatol Surg



The Role of Surgery After Remission of Nonsystemic Extensive Periorbital Basal Cell Carcinoma Treated by Vismodegib: A Systematic Review.


Peillex D, Passemard Léa, Magnin B, Rouanet J, Dang N P
Dermatol Surg. 2022 Sep 01; 48(9):905-911.
PMID: 36054041.


Eyelid basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually cured by surgery. However, for a minority of patients, extensive disease progression and recurrence contraindicate surgery or radiotherapy because of severe ocular morbidity. The hedgehog signaling pathway inhibitor vismodegib is becoming the key treatment for this specific form.