The frequency of skin malignancies
is relatively less in our population as compared to the western world.
It is the task of the GP to diagnose skin malignancies
as early as possible while at the same time preventing unnecessary excisions and referrals to secondary care.
The patients severely affected did not progress beyond the level of an infant while those mildly affected were able to walk and attend school.8 Although XP harbours skin malignancies
, they are not commonly seen in XP-CS.
This article contributes to the growing literature on skin malignancies
in Saudi Arabia and urges increased awareness and attention to the true incidence of skin cancer.
Julien and Bowes reported that only 21% of giant PMs were diagnosed correctly before treatment. In Demirdover et al., a study on the giant PM of the arm, this rate is reported as 40%. Due to the low rate of diagnosis, especially in the advanced age group, PMs can be confused with skin malignancies
Several rarer skin malignancies
have been reported in the setting of anti TNF therapy, including Merkel cell carcinoma and Kaposi's sarcoma (7-9).
were suspected in 54.7% of cases, with the leading diagnosis being basal cell carcinoma in 17.4% of cases.
This text contains 12 chapters by surgeons, dermatologists, and oncologists from the US, who detail surgical aspects of skin cancer, and specifically cover the prevention of future skin cancer; clinical detection; treatment of squamous and basal cell carcinoma, cutaneous melanoma, and rare skin malignancies
; Mohs micrographic surgery; radiotherapy; the surgical implications of systemic therapy; common reconstructive techniques after facial skin cancer excision; operative lymphadenectomy; dermatopathology; and high-risk cutaneous malignancies.
(4) other skin malignancies
, like squamous cell carcinoma
KCCS is working with Professor Manabu Fujimoto and Assistant Professor Yasuhiro Fujisawa, both from the Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, to develop an image-recognition system accurate enough to distinguish several types of skin malignancies
, including melanoma.
There was no personal or family history of autoimmune diseases, skin malignancies
, or trauma.