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Title Cutaneous malignancy of the head and neck : a multidisciplinary approach / [edited by] Randal S. Weber, Brian A. Moore
Published San Diego : Plural Pub., [2011]
©2011

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 630 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Skin anatomy -- Clinical Evaluation -- Psychosocial impact of skin cancer treatment -- Screening, surveillance, and prevention -- Ultraviolet carcinogenesis and immune suppression -- Histopathology of nonmelanoma skin cancer -- Epidemiology, staging, and prognosis of nonmelanoma skin cancer -- Aggressive nonmelanoma skin cancer -- Surgical management of locoregional disease -- Special considerations: periauricular lesions -- Special considerations: periorbital and ocular adenexal cutaneous lesions -- Special considerations: neurosurgical management -- Radiotherapy for cutaneous squamous and basal cell carcinoma -- Photodynamic therapy for nonmelanoma skin cancer -- Therapeutic horizons for cutaneous malignancies -- Adnexal tumors -- Merkel cell carcinoma -- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans -- Angiosarcoma -- Melanoma: epidemiology, staging, and prognosis -- Molecular biology and genetics of melanoma/mechanisms of spread -- Immunobiology and immunotheraphy of melanoma -- Histology of melanoma and precursor lesions -- Local management of melanoma -- Regional management of melanoma in the clinically node-negative neck -- Regional management of melanoma in the clinically node-positive neck -- Role of chemotheraphy, biochemotheraphy, and targeted systemic therapies in the treatment of metastatic melanoma -- Ocular melanoma -- Mucosal melanoma -- Microscopically oriented histographic surgery (MOHS): indications, principles, and technique -- Mohs surgery: adjunctive treatment of skin cancer -- Principles of head and neck cutaneous reconstruction -- Nasal reconstruction -- Lip reconsstruction -- Periorbital reconstruction -- Auricular reconstruction -- Scalp reconstruction -- Reconstruction of the cheek -- Prosthetic rehabilitation
Summary Skin cancer, including melanoma and nonmelanoma cancers, is the most common malignancy in the United States and constitutes an evolving global epidemic. Although the majority of these lesions occur on the head and neck, the treatment of skin cancer crosses numerous medical and surgical specialties. Unfortunately, the preponderance of treatment occurs in a disjointed fashion as dermatologists, surgeons, primary care providers, and radiation oncologists endeavor to cure patients within their own spheres. Consequently, aggressive malignancies are often identified late, and patient outcomes are unsatisfactory, with potentially avoidable morbidity and mortality. This is the only textbook on this subject that comprehensively addresses patient management - from diagnosis, treatment (in all forms, including chemotherapy and radiation), and reconstruction. This book makes preparation for actual patient care or presentations simpler and easier; currently, someone wanting to study this field would have to get articles, a head and neck surgery text, and a facial plastic/reconstruction text to gather all the information that is presented here. This book is suitable for ENT surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgical oncologists, dermatologists, and even radiation/medical oncologists in endemic areas who treat patients with aggressive cutaneous malignancies. Each chapter has information that will be valuable to both seasoned practitioners and residents in training
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Head -- Cancer.
Neck -- Cancer.
Skin -- Cancer.
Head and Neck Neoplasms -- diagnosis
Head and Neck Neoplasms -- surgery
Plastic Surgery Procedures -- methods
Skin Neoplasms -- diagnosis
Skin Neoplasms -- surgery
Skin Neoplasms
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Head -- Cancer
Neck -- Cancer
Skin -- Cancer
Form Electronic book
Author Weber, Randal S
Moore, Brian A. (Brian Andrew), 1972-
LC no. 2010045804
ISBN 9781597565813
1597565814