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Squamous Cell Carcinoma - A Clinical and Pathological Analysis of 103 Cases -
Yang-Jyh Lin, Hsiu-Chin Chen, Hsin Yi Su
Dermatol Sinica 12: 111-120, 1994

We studied one hundred and three patients with biopsy-proved squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin (including the external genital organs) between 1984 and 1992 at our hospital. Tumors developed in the skin of the head, face and genital area more frequently than in the trunk and extremities. We also found that 43% of our patients later metastasized. Tumors of the dorsal of the hands and genital area were more likely to metastasize than tumors located elsewhere. Localized metastasis to regional lymph nodes was observed in 32% of our patients and was the most common mode of metastasis. Metastasis to distant lymph nodes or distant areas such as lung, skin, bone, anus were also observed. Because the pretreatment period from initial discovery of the tumor until diagnosis was longer than in previous reports', it is important to improve our observancy to enable earlier detection of squamous cell carcinoma.

   
   
 
 
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