Larsen, Anne Kristine1; El-Charnoubi, Waseem-Asim Ghulam3; Gehl, Julie2; Krag, Christen1
1 Plastic Surgery, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Oncology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark3 unknown
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.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open, 2014, Vol 2, Issue 3