Non-melanoma Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck

  • Faruque Riffat
  • Carsten E. Palme
  • Michael Veness

Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Zubair Hasan, Faruque Riffat
    Pages 1-9
  3. Zubair Hasan, Carsten Palme, Faruque Riffat
    Pages 25-36
  4. Malcolm A. Buchanan, Brett Levin, Michael Veness
    Pages 37-51
  5. Dan Robinson, Jason Roth
    Pages 53-66
  6. Carolyn Jameson, Gary Morgan, Carsten E. Palme, Michael Veness
    Pages 93-115
  7. Timothy A. Warren, Benedict Panizza
    Pages 117-130
  8. Shane Anderson, Parag Patel, Benedict Panizza
    Pages 131-143
  9. Ashlin J. Alexander, Sinclair M. Gore, Jonathan Clark
    Pages 145-169
  10. Gerard Adams, Sandro V. Porceddu
    Pages 193-201

About this book


Non-melanoma skin cancer is a global public health issue. With an ever-increasing, and ageing, world population coupled with increasing numbers of immunosuppressed individuals the number of patients continues to rise. The head and neck is overwhelmingly the most frequent location for the development of a non-melanoma skin cancer and as such challenges the clinician with its complex anatomy. The importance of maintaining the aesthetics of the face and the function of the anatomy cannot be overstated, yet ultimately it is always the aim of curing a patient with the minimum of morbidity that clinicians strive for. However, the spectrum of presentations and subsequent management varies widely, ranging from patients with the ubiquitous low-risk mid-face basal cell carcinoma to those diagnosed with relatively uncommon but potentially life-threatening high-risk squamous cell carcinomas (e.g. involving metastatic lymph nodes or with perineural invasion present) and Merkel cell carcinomas.


Facial flaps Merkel cell carcinoma Mohs surgery Perineural and skull base Reconstruction of the face Squamous cell carcinoma

Editors and affiliations

  • Faruque Riffat
    • 1
  • Carsten E. Palme
    • 2
  • Michael Veness
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Sydney, Westmead HospitalSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Westmead Hospital, University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Westmead Hospital, University of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Faruque Riffat, Carsten E. Palme, Michael Veness, Rehan Kazi, Raghav C. Dwivedi 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2496-9
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2497-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-4060
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4079
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