Multicentric cutaneous malignancies in xeroderma pigmentosum

GÜNERİ A. S., SÜTAY S., GÜNERİ E. A., Pabuccuoglu U.

Annals of Medical Sciences, vol.5, no.2, pp.101-102, 1996 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Name: Annals of Medical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-102
  • Keywords: Cutaneous malignancies, Xeroderma pigmentosum
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


A case of xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), whose initial treatment included excision of multisentric cutaneous malignancies resurfaced with a pedicled upper arm flap and dermal grafts simultaneously, is reported. Although tumor control was achieved in the grafted areas, tumors continued to develope in adjacent ungrafted skin. The importance of radical excision of exposed skin in severe cases of XP is emphasised.