Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Nov;114(6):82e-94e. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000138243.45735.8a.

Abstract

After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify the subtypes of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. 2. Identify factors that affect recurrence and/or metastasis. 3. Develop a surgical management plan for treating high-risk squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. In treating squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, a key concept in proper management is understanding why certain tumors are more prone to both recurrence and metastasis. When developing a surgical management plan, an understanding of "high risk" is essential. This article concentrates on identifying those tumor subtypes and factors that may serve as predictors of high-risk status as well as on providing management suggestions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bowen's Disease / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Adenosquamous / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell* / classification
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell* / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell* / etiology
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell* / radiotherapy
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell* / surgery
  • Carcinoma, Verrucous / pathology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cicatrix / complications
  • Cryotherapy
  • Curettage
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Keratoacanthoma / diagnosis
  • Keratoacanthoma / pathology
  • Male
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / etiology
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / pathology
  • Skin Diseases / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms* / classification
  • Skin Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms* / etiology
  • Skin Neoplasms* / radiotherapy
  • Skin Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects