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Non-melanoma Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck

  • Faruque Riffat
  • Carsten E. Palme
  • Michael Veness
  • Provides busy clinicians with easily readable information

  • Provides practical advice on managing patients with non-melanoma skin cancer

  • Offers a concise, informative and up-to-date approach to non-melanoma skin cancer of head and neck


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

About the editors


Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck SurgeonClinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Australia

Clinical Associate Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Clinical Professor, University of Sydney
Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Non-melanoma Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck
  • Editors Faruque Riffat
    Carsten E. Palme
    Michael Veness
  • Series Title Head and Neck Cancer Clinics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Head and Neck Cancer Clinics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Faruque Riffat, Carsten E. Palme, Michael Veness, Rehan Kazi, Raghav C. Dwivedi 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-81-322-2496-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-81-322-3444-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-81-322-2497-6
  • Series ISSN 2364-4060
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-4079
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 201
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Byword Books
  • Topics Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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