Squamous cell carcinoma of the external ear: a review of 75 cases.

@article{Shockley1987SquamousCC,
  title={Squamous cell carcinoma of the external ear: a review of 75 cases.},
  author={William W. Shockley and Frederick J Stucker},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={308-12}
}
Squamous cell carcinoma of the external ear can be a potentially lethal lesion. Although it is the most common cancer involving the pinna, the variables that have the greatest impact on prognosis are still in question. We reviewed 75 cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the external ear to determine patterns of occurrence and treatment failure. Forty patients had adequate follow-up for determination of cancer control rates. Local control was successful with initial treatment in 85% of the cases… CONTINUE READING