Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Mostly because of adequate early treatment, large epidermoid carcinomas are not frequently seen today. The case which we documented is unusual because of the huge size of the tumor and the resulting deformity. The photographs illustrate the pre-operative and post-operative appearance. The fact that these tumors can reach enormous size and become malignant bears repeating. Radical excision and skin grafting, we believe, resulted in a cure for this patient. Incidentally, there was a great change in her mental outlook after the removal of this tumor.