Eur J Plast Surg (2013) 36:605–606 DOI 10.1007/s00238-013-0843-2 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Squamous cell carcinoma on the basis of pilonidal disease: a complication of chronicity Melike Oruc & Yuksel Kankaya & Ozlem Colak Aslan & Kadri Ozer & Ugur Kocer Received: 16 March 2013 /Accepted: 7 April 2013 /Published online: 19 April 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Sir, all specimens were sent to the department of pathology. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arising in a pilonidal sinus is Then, at the same session, the defect was successfully an extremely rare condition of a common disease. Seventy- reconstructed with fasciocutaneous flaps. The patient had a eight cases have been described in the literature since 1900 [1, postoperative recovery without any complications. Histolo- 2]. SCC is usually associated with long-term pilonidal sinus gy of the specimens showed the presence of multifocal disease [1, 3]. We present a case of SCC which had an invasion micro-invasive SCC (Fig. 3). Following the established of the underlying nerve and bone tissue, complicating a chron- diagnosis, the patient underwent bone scintigraphy and also ic and recurrent pilonidal disease. We believe that the early magnetic resonance imaging of the lower abdomen and diagnosis of this rare complication
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 1, 2013
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