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Carotid Stenosis and Skin Cancer in the Surgical Incision Area

Mustafa Karacelik*

Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Dr. BehçetUz Children’s Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

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Mustafa Karacelik
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Dr. BehçetUz Children’s Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
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Received Date: October 15, 2014; Accepted Date: November 07, 2014; Published Date: November 09, 2014

Citation: Karacelik M (2014) Carotid Stenosis and Skin Cancer in the Surgical Incision Area. J Vasc Med Surg 2:163. doi:10.4172/2329-6925.1000163

Copyright: © 2014 Karacelik M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

72-years-old male patient was admitted to our clinic with a diagnosis of transient ischemic attack. A mildly hemorrhagic lesion diagnosed by basosquamous cell carcinoma was detected. Carotid stent was implanted into carotid artery. Possibility of malignancy in these types of lesions located in the surgical incision area in patients with advanced aged should always be considered, and endovascular treatment options should be preferred instead of surgery.

Keywords

Carotid stenosis; Skin cancer

Introduction

Advanced age and male sex should be taken into account for cardiovascular evaluation especially suspicion of malignity [1]. Risk factors for atherosclerotic carotid artery disease and basosquamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck region are similar. Possibility of malignancy in advanced age is crucial pathophysiology that has to be required for a cancer search by all clinician [2]. Treatment modality of such these pathologies could be modified from standard manner when they were detected in the same time. The purpose of the study was to discuss of the originality of the case and the relationship between carotid artery stenosis and skin cancer in the surgical incision area.

Case Report

72-years-old male patient was admitted to our clinic with a diagnosis of transient ischemic attack. 90% stenosis of left external carotid artery and 99% stenosis of left internal carotid artery were detected on angiography. The stable plaque was detected by Doppler ultrasonography. A carotid bruit was determined on the left side of the neck by auscultation and a mildly hemorrhagic and crusty lesion with dimensions of 1×0.5×0.2 cm located at 1/3 middle portion of left sternocleidomastoid muscle was seen on physical examination. Carotid artery involvement was not detected by computerized tomography. The lesion was investigated with a biopsy with the suspicion of malignancy and basosquamous cell carcinoma (Figure 1, arrow) was detected. Carotid stent was implanted into carotid artery under embolic protection because there was a malignant lesion located in the surgical incision area. The patient is still under follow-up after the lesion was removed by plastic surgeon and radiotherapy and chemotherapy following it and the stent is observed open.

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Figure 1: A mildly hemorrhagic and crusty lesion with dimensions of 1×0.5×0.2 cm located at 1/3 middle portion of left sternocleidomastoid muscle

Discussion

Cote et al. conclude that patients with atherosclerotic carotid artery disease have risk factor(s) associated with squamous cell carcinoma, the rate of occult squamous cell carcinoma was not different from that found in the general population and routine screening of patients with atherosclerotic carotid artery disease with Doppler ultrasonography to detect occult squamous cell carcinoma is not warranted [2,3].

If the carotid artery involvement was not detected and possibility of malignancy in these types of lesions located in the surgical incision area in patients with advanced aged should always be considered, and endovascular treatment options should be preferred instead of surgery, for that reason, to avoid from metastases of the cancer.

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