Basal cell carcinoma of the scalp with spinal metastasis

Lam, D. G. K.; Ragoowansi, R.; Powell, B. W. E. M.
October 1998
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Oct1998, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p539
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in a 55-year old woman, which metastasized to the spine due to long neglect. She neglected the growing scalp lesion for almost three years hiding it under the hairline. On examination, tissues from both the scalp and the spinal lesion showed solid BCC. Doctors decided to give her palliative radiotherapy for the spinal deposits, but the scalp lesion was too big for either surgical resection or radiotherapy.


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