Journal article

Surgical management of recurrent cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck after definitive surgery and radiotherapy

Jason Toppi, Yik Seng Tham, Angela Webb, Michael A Henderson, Danny Rischin, Matthew JR Magarey

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Surgery is the primary treatment for patients with recurrent head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) who have previously been treated by definitive surgery and radiotherapy. There are limited published data to direct management and the role of immunotherapy is currently under evaluation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients with at least stage III recurrent head and neck cSCC previously managed by definitive surgery and radiotherapy. RESULTS: A total of 30 patients met the inclusion criteria. Eighty-seven percent were male and the median age at the time of surgery was 79 years. After salvage surgery, 7% developed local recurrence and 43% regional or ..

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