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Rev Med Suisse. 2012 Apr 4;8(335):743-6.

[Risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas: the role of clinical and pathological reports].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de dermatologie et vénéréologie, Hôpital de Beaumont, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne. annemay.chollet@chuv.ch

Abstract

The history of most cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (CSCC) is limited to the skin. However, about 4% of these malignancies are at risk of metastasis and can be life-threatening. This risk is determined by clinical and histological elements which are individually recognized, but so far staging systems allow us neither to assess a risk score, nor to adopt a standardized therapeutical approach. This article reviews prognostic factors for CSCC, and underlines the need for the clinician to have all clinical and histological elements available, in order to try to define the best therapeutical strategy for each case, following up-to-date recommendations.

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