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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/242: 090-092 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/242: 090-092

Title: Extensive basal cell cancer of the scalp – case reports 

Authors: Olędzki S, Modrzejewski A, Spławski R. 

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Extensive basal cell cancer of the scalp – case reports


Olędzki S1, Modrzejewski A2, Spławski R3.

1Department of Cardiology with Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland; 2Department of Surgery and Emergency Nursing, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland; 3Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns in Nowa Sól, Poland

Basal-cell canceris a slow growing, rarely metastasizes, locally malignant skin cancer. Patients with this neoplasm usually have excellent prognosis. Potentially, in some cases, a good prognosis cause a delay in therapy. Delay or withdrawal from treatment might lead to higher local extension of tumour with the destruction of the surrounding tissue. In this article we are presenting two patients with extensive basal cell cancer. The first patient underwent plastic surgery for extensive basal-cell carcinoma located in the parietal and temporal area. The second patient was observed due to recurrence of extensive basal cell carcinoma in the parietal region. Local advancement of the primary tumor could be a reason for the lack of radicality of surgery. Such advancement is rarely seen nowadays. The cases demonstrate the need for awareness about the possible severe course of the disease.

Key words: basal cell cancer, skin neoplasm, head cancer

Pol Med J, 2016; XLI (242); 90–92