Head and Neck Department, Padre Machado Oncological Hospital IVSS, Caracas, Venezuela
Received date: December 19, 2015; Accepted date: December 21, 2015; Published date: December 23, 2015
Citation: Liuzzi J, Dacunha M, Siso S, Garriga E, Lizbeth T (2015) Extensive Intracranial Invasion of a Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp. Arch Surg Oncol 1:105. doi:10.4172/2471-2671.1000105
Copyright: © 2015 Liuzzi J, et al. 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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