What is the role of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert S Bader, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) as an adjunct is a reasonable choice in the following cases:

  • Tumor recurrence with tissue atrophy and scar formation

  • Elderly patients or patients with medical conditions preventing extensive oculoplastic reconstructive surgery

  • Tumor with poorly defined borders based on clinical examination

  • Tumor requiring difficult or extensive oculoplastic surgery


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