By Gary M. White, MD

Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma This is an exceptional case. The entire periphery is positive for superficial BCC.

A recurrent BCC is any BCC that recurs after treatment.


A red or red, scaly area in or adjacent to the scar is typical. Papules, tumors or deep-seated growths are other presentations.


Mohs surgery is the preferred treatment for recurrent BCC especially on the face. Standard excision with wider margins may be considered for smaller lesions on the trunk.

Additional Pictures

Nodular BCC, recurring in the surgical excision scar.
Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma

Large morpheaform BCC excised and now recurrent in multiples sites including the crusted area.
Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma

Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma

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