Radiation therapy for the salvage of unresectable subungual squamous cell carcinoma

Ravindra Yaparpalvi, Panna S. Mahadevia, Giridhar R. Gorla, Jonathan J. Beitler

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BACKGROUND. A case of subungual squamous cell carcinoma, which is a rare malignancy and has an elusive etiology, is reported. OBJECTIVE. To present radiation therapy as a viable treatment option to amputation for surgically unresectable subungual squamous cell cancer. METHODS. A 69-year-old man with a 16-year-old history of subungual squamous cell carcinoma of the left thumb was treated by external beam radiation therapy. In this case, bone invasion precluded the patient from successfully completing Moh's micrographic surgery. RESULTS. The treated thumb at 17 months after radiation therapy remained tumor free. CONCLUSION. Radiation therapy should be considered a treatment option for nail bed squamous cell carcinoma before considering amputation and perhaps as salvage for all unresectable lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Thumb
Amputation
Mohs Surgery
Squamous Cell Neoplasms
Nails
Neoplasms
Bone and Bones
Therapeutics

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Radiation therapy for the salvage of unresectable subungual squamous cell carcinoma. / Yaparpalvi, Ravindra; Mahadevia, Panna S.; Gorla, Giridhar R.; Beitler, Jonathan J.

In: Dermatologic Surgery, Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.03.2003, p. 294-296.

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Yaparpalvi, Ravindra ; Mahadevia, Panna S. ; Gorla, Giridhar R. ; Beitler, Jonathan J. / Radiation therapy for the salvage of unresectable subungual squamous cell carcinoma. In: Dermatologic Surgery. 2003 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 294-296.
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