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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2011 ) > List of Articles


Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Nose: An Unusual Presentation

Aseem Mishra, Smita K Nagle, Vikram Oberoi, Mohan Vasant Jagade, Vimal Kasbekar

Keywords : Squamous cell carcinoma,Nose

Citation Information : Mishra A, Nagle SK, Oberoi V, Jagade MV, Kasbekar V. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Nose: An Unusual Presentation. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2011; 4 (3):166-167.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1103

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Most commonly, a carcinoma of nose is a basal cell carcinoma and a squamous cell carcinoma commonly arise from the dorsum of the nose. We present here a case of 35-year-old female with a squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal vestibule, which started as a wart and was very slowly progressive, until it was excised by a practitioner in a village. It then progressed rapidly and presented to us. The mass appeared a squamous cell carcinoma arising from nasal vestibule. The wart-like presentation also associates the etiology of squamous cell carcinoma to human papilloma virus and the disadvantages of excision of mass without proper histopathological diagnosis. The case was successfully managed with wide local excision with reconstruction by buccal and Estlander's flap.

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