The Human Papillomavirus as a Possible Cause of Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Study with a Review of the Medical Literature

Xian Zhao; Rasmussen, Sara; Perry, John; Kiev, Jon
January 2006
American Surgeon;Jan2006, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
Human papillomavirus is a possible risk factor in the development of squamous cell carcinoma. We report the case of a 21-year-old African-American male who presented with coughing and shortness of breath. He had been treated with multiple cauteries and ablations for problems associated with HPV since childhood. A CT scan revealed bilateral cavitary lung lesions. These lesions were resected through staged thoracotomies and revealed synchronous squamous cell carcinomas.


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