980nm laser for difficult-to-treat basal cell carcinoma

Aleksandrs Derjabo, Ingrīda Čēma, I. Lihacova, L. Derjabo

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Begin basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is most common skin cancer over the world. There are around 20 modalities for BCC treatment. Laser surgery is uncommon option. We demonstrate our long term follow up results. Aim: To evaluate long term efficacy of a 980nm diode laser for the difficult-to-treat basal cell carcinoma. Materials and Methods: 167 patients with 173 basal cell carcinoma on the nose were treated with a 980 nm diode laser from May 1999 till May 2005 at Latvian Oncology center. All tumors were morphologically confirmed. 156 patients were followed for more than 5 years. Results: The lowest recurrence rate was observed in cases of superficial BCC, diameter<6mm; bet the highest recurrence rate was in cases of infiltrative BCC and nodular recurrent BCC. Conclusions: 980 nm diode laser is useful tool in dermatology with high long term efficacy, good acceptance by the patients and good cosmetics results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO 2013
Subtitle of host publicationMedical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions VI
PublisherOptical Society of America
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780819496461
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) - Munich, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics (ECBO)
Abbreviated titleECBO 2013


  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Dermatology
  • Lasers
  • Nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • Oncology
  • Skin cancer
  • Treatment

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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