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Journal of Skin Cancer
Volume 2014, Article ID 858636, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/858636
Research Article

Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Region: A Retrospective Analysis of Completely Excised 331 Cases

1Department of Dermatology, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Bilkent Way, 06800 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, 06800 Ankara, Turkey

Received 16 March 2014; Revised 1 April 2014; Accepted 3 April 2014; Published 17 April 2014

Academic Editor: Iris Zalaudek

Copyright © 2014 Duriye Deniz Demirseren et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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