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Giant locally advanced and metastatic squamous cell skin carcinoma of head and neck region: case report

Jan Stuk, Jaroslav Vanasek, Karel Odrazka, Martin Dolezel, Iveta Kolarova, Ales Hlavka, Martina Vitkova, Jan Vodicka, Karel Pokorny
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2019.10.009
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(1):20-22.

open access

Vol 25, No 1 (2020)
Published online: 2020-01-01
Submitted: 2019-03-11

Abstract

Introduction

At the present time, the skin tumors are among the most common cancers. Optimal therapy is based on the extent of the disease and the age of the patient. The need for radiotherapy occurs for inoperable locally advanced tumors and in the event of failure, salvage surgery is applied.

Materials and methods

We provided a case report of an older patient with giant squamous cell skin carcinoma and a review of published articles.

Results

We present a rare case of giant squamous cell skin carcinoma with metastatic satellite tumors that was primarily treated with curative radiotherapy. Five months after radiotherapy, a recurrent tumor was detected at the site of origin and the treatment was completed by salvage surgery. Full remission was achieved for four years.

Conclusion

Despite the seemingly incurable finding it is always necessary to consider radical treatment regardless of the patient´s age. Curative treatment could achieve long term remission in the group of older patients.

Abstract

Introduction

At the present time, the skin tumors are among the most common cancers. Optimal therapy is based on the extent of the disease and the age of the patient. The need for radiotherapy occurs for inoperable locally advanced tumors and in the event of failure, salvage surgery is applied.

Materials and methods

We provided a case report of an older patient with giant squamous cell skin carcinoma and a review of published articles.

Results

We present a rare case of giant squamous cell skin carcinoma with metastatic satellite tumors that was primarily treated with curative radiotherapy. Five months after radiotherapy, a recurrent tumor was detected at the site of origin and the treatment was completed by salvage surgery. Full remission was achieved for four years.

Conclusion

Despite the seemingly incurable finding it is always necessary to consider radical treatment regardless of the patient´s age. Curative treatment could achieve long term remission in the group of older patients.

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Keywords

Skin cancer; Recurrent tumor; Head; Neck; Radiotherapy

About this article
Title

Giant locally advanced and metastatic squamous cell skin carcinoma of head and neck region: case report

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 25, No 1 (2020)

Pages

20-22

Published online

2020-01-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2019.10.009

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(1):20-22.

Keywords

Skin cancer
Recurrent tumor
Head
Neck
Radiotherapy

Authors

Jan Stuk
Jaroslav Vanasek
Karel Odrazka
Martin Dolezel
Iveta Kolarova
Ales Hlavka
Martina Vitkova
Jan Vodicka
Karel Pokorny

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