Non-melanoma Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck

by Faruque Riffat, Carsten E. Palme,

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  • 9788132224976

Non-melanoma skin cancer is a global public health issue. With an ever-increasing, and ageing, world population coupled with increasing numbers of immunosuppressed individuals the number of patients continues to rise. The head and neck is overwhelmingly the most frequent location for the development of a non-melanoma skin cancer and as such challenges the clinician with its complex anatomy. The importance of maintaining the aesthetics of the face and the function of the anatomy cannot be overstated, yet ultimately it is always the aim of curing a patient with the minimum of morbidity that clinicians strive for. However, the spectrum of presentations and subsequent management varies widely, ranging from patients with the ubiquitous low-risk mid-face basal cell carcinoma to those diagnosed with relatively uncommon but potentially life-threatening high-risk squamous cell carcinomas (e.g. involving metastatic lymph nodes or with perineural invasion present) and Merkel cell carcinomas.

  • Springer India; September 2015
  • ISBN 9788132224976
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  • Title: Non-melanoma Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck
  • Author: Faruque Riffat (ed.); Carsten E. Palme (ed.); Michael Veness (ed.)
  • Imprint: Springer
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  • 9788132224969
  • 9788132224976

About The Author

FARUQUE RIFFAT

Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck SurgeonClinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Australia

CARSTEN E. PALME
Clinical Associate Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

MICHAEL VENESS
Clinical Professor, University of Sydney
Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

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  • 9788132224969
  • 9788132224976