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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open:
doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000066
Case Reports

Neglected Giant Scalp Basal Cell Carcinoma

Larsen, Anne Kristine MD; El-Charnoubi, Waseem-Asim Ghulam MD; Gehl, Julie MD, PhD; Krag, Christen MD, PhD

Open Access
Denmark
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Abstract

Summary: Rarely, basal cell carcinoma grows to a giant size, invading the underlying deep tissue and complicating the treatment and reconstruction modalities. A giant basal cell carcinoma on the scalp is in some cases treated with a combination of surgery and radiation therapy, resulting in local control, a satisfactory long-term cosmetic and functional result. We present a case with a neglected basal cell scalp carcinoma, treated with wide excision and postoperative radiotherapy, reconstructed with a free latissimus dorsi flap. The cosmetic result is acceptable and there is no sign of recurrence 1 year postoperatively.

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