Facial Nerve Palsy as a Result of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin

BRUCE R. NELSON, Leonard Harry Goldberg

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Abstract

Perineural invasion is increasingly recognized as a significant mode of tumor spread in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. Clinically, it is very difficult to diagnose perineural involvement in the majority of patients due to the lack of symptoms. The occasional propensity for perineural invasion of SCCs of the skin of the head and neck region is well documented and, although SCCs arising from actinically damaged skin reportedly have a low incidence of metastasis or deep invasion, failure to recognize this potential mode of spread could result in fatal consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-513
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Dermatology

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