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Salvage Treatment of Recurrent Skin Cancer of the Midface

Ampil, Federico L. M.D.; Nathan, Cherie Ann O. M.D.; Lian, Timothy F. M.D.; Stucker, Fred J. M.D.; Hardin, John C. Jr. D.D.S., M.D.; Aarstad, Robert F. M.D.

American Journal of Clinical Oncology: December 2002 - Volume 25 - Issue 6 - p 580-582

Nine patients with recurrent cutaneous cancers of the midface were treated by definitive surgery (with adjuvant radiotherapy in five individuals). The clinical courses were marked by local and regional relapses in six cases. Although the prognosis may be generally poor, aggressive therapy, as feasible, seems warranted in these patients because death was not typically rapid after reappearance of disease in several patients.

From the Departments of Radiology (F.L.A.), Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (C.A.O.N., T.F.L., F.J.S., R.F.A.), and Surgery (J.C.H.), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. F. L. Ampil, Division of Therapeutic Radiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130, U.S.A.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.