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Management of extensive squamous cell carcinoma on the site of radiation-induced dermatitis with severe fibrosis: a case report

  • Chirag B. Patel (a1), Rashid M. Rashid (a2) and Tri H. Nguyen (a2)


Dermatitis is a common side effect of radiation therapy (RT) whereas squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is not. Management must include treatment options outside of RT, especially when cases are limited by extreme fibrosis. Here, we present a case in which a patient developed multiple SCC, severe radiation fibrosis, and limited neck mobility. This situation of increased risk for intubation required interdisciplinary coordination for proper therapeutic intervention, namely Mohs micrographic surgery to manage cutaneous lesions.


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Correspondence to: Rashid M. Rashid, Department of Dermatology, MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT-Houston Medical School, 6655 Travis Street, Suite 980, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Email:


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Management of extensive squamous cell carcinoma on the site of radiation-induced dermatitis with severe fibrosis: a case report

  • Chirag B. Patel (a1), Rashid M. Rashid (a2) and Tri H. Nguyen (a2)


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