Bilateral lymphatic spread of metastatic basal cell carcinoma

Richard L. Sleightholm, James R. Willcockson, Duncan C. Watley, Frederick L. Durden, Jason M. Foster

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Herein, we report a case of a patient with an abnormal skin lesion that remained unchecked by medical professionals for approximately 20 years. Upon physical examination in the emergency department for a fractured hip, an infiltrative mass was incidentally discovered. The neoplasm was noted to have progressed from an eraser-sized mass to a 3.5-cm invasive lesion. Initial surgical intervention was believed to have been successful in removal, as margins were clear with the exception of 1 indeterminate segment. However, subsequent 1-year follow-up revealed recurrence of the disease with bilateral axillary node and deep muscle involvement. This prompted a more extensive surgical approach complemented with radiation therapy. The patient had remained disease-free for a year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1182
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Volume4
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Basal Cell Carcinoma
Physical Examination
Hospital Emergency Service
Hip
Radiotherapy
Recurrence
Muscles
Skin
Neoplasms

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Bilateral lymphatic spread of metastatic basal cell carcinoma. / Sleightholm, Richard L.; Willcockson, James R.; Watley, Duncan C.; Durden, Frederick L.; Foster, Jason M.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, Vol. 4, No. 12, e1182, 01.01.2016.

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Sleightholm, Richard L. ; Willcockson, James R. ; Watley, Duncan C. ; Durden, Frederick L. ; Foster, Jason M. / Bilateral lymphatic spread of metastatic basal cell carcinoma. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. 2016 ; Vol. 4, No. 12.
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