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, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 172–175 | Cite as

Retinoic acid: Topical treatment of senile or actinic keratoses and basal cell carcinomas

  • W. Bollag
  • F. Ott
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Abstract

Topically applied retinoic acid induces partial or complete clinical regressions of senile or actinic keratoses as well as of basal cell carcinomas of the skin. 15 out of 16 treated basal cell carcinomas regressed by more than 50%, regressions being complete in 5 cases. The mode of action of retinoic acid on premalignant and malignant lesions is discussed.

Keywords

Carcinoma Cell Carcinoma Retinoic Acid Basal Cell Malignant Lesion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Bollag
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Ott
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Experimental MedicineF. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. Ltd.BasleSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity HospitalZürichSwitzerland

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