Updated: 10/6/2016

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Introduction
  • Malignant soft tissue tumor found in older patients
  • Epidemiology
    • location
      • dorsum of hand and forearm
      • most common subungual malignancy
    • risk factors
      • primary risk factor is excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation
      • actinokeratosis
      • chronic osteomyelitis
        • Marjolin's ulcer is a squamous cell carcinoma resulting from chronic draining wounds or burn scars  
  • Prognosis
    • metastasis
      • lymph node metastases and high histologic grade confer poor prognosis
      • higher metastatic potential than basal cell carcinoma
Presentation
  • Symptoms
    • pain 
Imaging
  • Radiographs
    • recommended views
      • AP and lateral of affected area
    • findings
      • lytic lesion 
Treatment
  • Operative
    • wide surgical resection +/-skin graft +/- radiation
      • indications
        • standard traditional treatment
      • adjunctive radiation
        • indications
          • lesions >2cm wide
          • 4mm deep
          • perineural invasion
          • lymph node metastases
    • Mohs microsurgery
      • indications
        • becoming more popular
        • smaller lesions
        • highest cure rate
      • technique
        • lymph node biopsy may be necessary
Differential & Groups
 
         
Treated with wide-resection alone (2)
   
Squamous cell (3)        
   
Adamantinoma        
   
Chordoma        
   
Chondrosarcoma        
   
Parosteal osteosarcoma        
   
 ASSUMPTIONS: (1) Older patient is > 40 yrs; (2) assuming no impending fracture (3) assuming no metastatic disease
 
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Histo(1)
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(1) - histology does not always correspond to clinical case 
 

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(OBQ10.190) Which of the following best describes a squamous cell carcinoma that develops as a result of chronic drainage from sinus tracts or a result of burn scars? Review Topic

QID: 3288
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Cushing's ulcer

4%

(67/1819)

2

Mooren's ulcer

1%

(25/1819)

3

Chancroid ulcer

3%

(47/1819)

4

Marjolin's ulcer

86%

(1570/1819)

5

Curling's ulcer

6%

(101/1819)

ML 2

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