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Title Cutaneous malignancy of the head and neck : a multidisciplinary approach / [edited by] Randal S. Weber, Brian A. Moore.

Publication Info. San Diego : Plural Pub., [2011]


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 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xx, 630 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Skin anatomy -- Clinical Evaluation -- Psychosocial impact of skin cancer treatment -- Screening, surveillance, and prevention -- Ultraviolet carcinogenesis and immune suppression -- Histopathology of nonmelanoma skin cancer -- Epidemiology, staging, and prognosis of nonmelanoma skin cancer -- Aggressive nonmelanoma skin cancer -- Surgical management of locoregional disease -- Special considerations: periauricular lesions -- Special considerations: periorbital and ocular adenexal cutaneous lesions -- Special considerations: neurosurgical management -- Radiotherapy for cutaneous squamous and basal cell carcinoma -- Photodynamic therapy for nonmelanoma skin cancer -- Therapeutic horizons for cutaneous malignancies -- Adnexal tumors -- Merkel cell carcinoma -- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans -- Angiosarcoma -- Melanoma: epidemiology, staging, and prognosis -- Molecular biology and genetics of melanoma/mechanisms of spread -- Immunobiology and immunotheraphy of melanoma -- Histology of melanoma and precursor lesions -- Local management of melanoma -- Regional management of melanoma in the clinically node-negative neck -- Regional management of melanoma in the clinically node-positive neck -- Role of chemotheraphy, biochemotheraphy, and targeted systemic therapies in the treatment of metastatic melanoma -- Ocular melanoma -- Mucosal melanoma -- Microscopically oriented histographic surgery (MOHS): indications, principles, and technique -- Mohs surgery: adjunctive treatment of skin cancer -- Principles of head and neck cutaneous reconstruction -- Nasal reconstruction -- Lip reconsstruction -- Periorbital reconstruction -- Auricular reconstruction -- Scalp reconstruction -- Reconstruction of the cheek -- Prosthetic rehabilitation.
Note Print version record.
Summary Skin cancer, including melanoma and nonmelanoma cancers, is the most common malignancy in the United States and constitutes an evolving global epidemic. Although the majority of these lesions occur on the head and neck, the treatment of skin cancer crosses numerous medical and surgical specialties. Unfortunately, the preponderance of treatment occurs in a disjointed fashion as dermatologists, surgeons, primary care providers, and radiation oncologists endeavor to cure patients within their own spheres. Consequently, aggressive malignancies are often identified late, and patient outcomes are unsatisfactory, with potentially avoidable morbidity and mortality. This is the only textbook on this subject that comprehensively addresses patient management - from diagnosis, treatment (in all forms, including chemotherapy and radiation), and reconstruction. This book makes preparation for actual patient care or presentations simpler and easier; currently, someone wanting to study this field would have to get articles, a head and neck surgery text, and a facial plastic/reconstruction text to gather all the information that is presented here. This book is suitable for ENT surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgical oncologists, dermatologists, and even radiation/medical oncologists in endemic areas who treat patients with aggressive cutaneous malignancies. Each chapter has information that will be valuable to both seasoned practitioners and residents in training.
Subject Head -- Cancer.
Neck -- Cancer.
Skin -- Cancer.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Head -- Cancer. (OCoLC)fst00952585
Neck -- Cancer. (OCoLC)fst01035347
Skin -- Cancer. (OCoLC)fst01120055
Head and Neck Neoplasms -- diagnosis.
Head and Neck Neoplasms -- surgery.
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures -- methods.
Skin Neoplasms -- diagnosis.
Skin Neoplasms -- surgery.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Weber, Randal S.
Moore, Brian A. (Brian Andrew), 1972-
Other Form: Print version: Cutaneous malignancy of the head and neck 9781597563383 (DLC) 2010045804 (OCoLC)255899299
ISBN 9781597565813 (electronic bk.)
1597565814 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. DEBBG BV043957968
DEBSZ 481277765
AU@ 000062380083

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