ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlyBasal Cell Carcinoma on the Lower ExtremityCARLSON, KEITH C. MD1; CONNOLLY, SUZANNE M. MD1; WINKELMANN, R. K. MD, PhD1 Author Information 1 Department of Dermatology (KCC), Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, and the Section of Dermafology (SMC, RKW), Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scoffsdale, Arizona. Address reprint requests to: R. K. Winkelmann, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology 20(4):p 258-259, April 1994. | DOI: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.1994.tb01621.x Buy Metrics Abstract From 1987 to 1990, 21 of 648 patients with basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) had their lesion located on the leg. Basal cell carcinomas in this location are uncommon. Women outnumbered men by 1.6:1. The majority of patients had types I and II skin. Most reported residence in the southwestern United States for many years. Recreational sun exposure was extensive and dominated by activities in which exposure of the legs was common. Most lesions were recognized clinically and located on the anterior lower leg. The most frequent histologic description was superficial BCC. Treatment was with electrodesiccation and curettage or excision. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.