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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 200

Squamous cell carcinoma over a nevus: A rare case

Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack, Orissa, India

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K C Patro
SR-I, Dept of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. E. Borges Marg, Parel, Mumbai
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.29831

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Malignant melanoma and basal cell carcinoma are more common over a preexisting nevus. But squamous cell carcinoma over a nevus is a rare phenomenon. A 55-year-old male presented with a slow growing noduloulcerative lesion on a preexisting nevus over scalp. For that he had undergone excisional biopsy. Biopsy came out to be a squamous cell carcinoma with lateral margin positive for tumor. So postoperative radiotherapy given by means of HDR brachytherapy. Now he is on follow-up.

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