alexa Prognostic and therapeutic use of microstaging of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the trunk and extremities.


Journal of Orthopedic Oncology

Author(s): Friedman HI, Cooper PH, Wanebo HJ

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) arising in actinically damaged skin, unassociated with chronic inflammation or injury, are generally regarded as nonaggressive lesions. These tumors occasionally recur or metastasize, however, as do de novo SCC. The authors reviewed 63 patients with cutaneous SCC of the trunk or extremities, excluding lesions that developed in known high risk settings, in order to explore the potential of histologic microstaging as a prognostic indicator. Fifty-four patients (86\%) were free of recurrence following primary surgical therapy. Nine patients (14\%) had either local recurrence or metastases; five of these (8\% of the entire series) died of their tumors. Tumor behavior correlated best with the level of dermal invasion and the vertical tumor thickness. All tumors that recurred were 4 mm or more thick and involved the deep half of the dermis or deeper structures. All tumors that proved fatal were at least 10 mm in maximum thickness, and the four lethal lesions that could be evaluated for level of invasion extended into subcutaneous tissue or deeper structures. The thickness and level of invasion of cutaneous SCC appear to represent important prognostic factors and may be relevant indicators for wide field resection and/or elective lymph node dissection.
This article was published in Cancer and referenced in Journal of Orthopedic Oncology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version