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Primary temporal region squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed by a superficial temporal artery biopsy.
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PMID:  25439622     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Superficial temporal artery biopsy is a frequent procedure performed in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis.
METHODS AND RESULTS: An otherwise healthy 69-year-old man presented with 2months complaint of right temporal region pain. Giant cell arteritis was suspected and a temporal artery biopsy was performed. The histopathology revealed perineural invasion of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). A thorough investigation revealed no other primary site for the SCC and the patient was treated with surgical excision.
CONCLUSION: Malignancy is rarely found in superficial temporal artery biopsies and lymphoma is the most common malignancy reported. In this rare case, the patient had right temporal pain explained by perineural invasion of a primary SCC in the right temporal region, which was treated with surgical excision guided by perioperative fresh frozen histology.
Authors:
S A W Andersen; K Kiss
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  European annals of otorhinolaryngology, head and neck diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-730X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101531465     Medline TA:  Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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