Incomplete excision of non-melanoma skin cancer of the head and neck: can we predict failure?

Incomplete excision of non-melanoma skin cancer of the head and neck: can we predict failure? Head and neck BCCs, and SCCs are difficult to treat, and the need for complete tumor excision is mandatory prior to reconstruction. Our findings showed that causes of incomplete excision could be identified. With this knowledge, we are able to optimize our quality of treatment, patient satisfaction, and finally, the cost/effectiveness of our department. Level of Evidence: Level III, prognostic/risk study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Incomplete excision of non-melanoma skin cancer of the head and neck: can we predict failure?

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0916-2
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Abstract

Head and neck BCCs, and SCCs are difficult to treat, and the need for complete tumor excision is mandatory prior to reconstruction. Our findings showed that causes of incomplete excision could be identified. With this knowledge, we are able to optimize our quality of treatment, patient satisfaction, and finally, the cost/effectiveness of our department. Level of Evidence: Level III, prognostic/risk study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 2014

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