Squamous Cell Carcinoma



- Discussion:
    - squamous cell carcinoma: this tumor in the hand requires aggressive treatment (usually amputation);
    - is the most frequent primary malignancy of the hand;
    - recurrence rates are high (22%), and therefore radical surgical resection is recommended;
    - most cases of recurrence (67%) are associated w/ metastatic spread;
    - therefore lymphadenectomy is recommended, even though lymph nodes may or may not be palpated


Subungual Tumor of the Thumb

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hand: A 20-Year Review



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, November 18, 2013 10:02 am