eISSN: 2081-2833
ISSN: 2081-0016
Medycyna Paliatywna/Palliative Medicine
Current issue Archive About the journal Editorial board Abstracting and indexing Subscription Contact Instructions for authors
1/2018
vol. 10
 
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
abstract:
Case report

Symptom management and palliative care in advanced basal cell carcinoma

Łukasz Pietrzyński, Maciej Kaspera, Joanna Symela, Mateusz Rajchel, Tatiana Pietrzyńska

Medycyna Paliatywna 2018; 10(1): 37–40
Online publish date: 2018/06/30
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequent malignant neoplasm of the skin. If a neoplasm is recognized and an accurate treatment is implemented, the prognosis is very positive. However, negligence of the neoplasm could lead to infiltration of the adjacent bone, cartilaginous or vascular structures as well as the eyeball, which could result in its damage and anatomical deformations. The presented case illustrates the possible aggressive and destructive impact of facial skin basal cell carcinoma with rare involvement and destruction of the underlying bone. Long-term growth of the neoplasm resulted in an ulcerative lesion of the forehead area, disability, severe depression and social isolation, as well as numerous somatic complications. This article presents the issues and challenges of palliative care of a patient with advanced facial skin cancer.
keywords:

BCC, surgery, palliative medicine

Quick links
© 2019 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.
PayU - płatności internetowe