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Poorly differentiated cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas have high incomplete excision rates with UK minimum recommended pre-determined surgical margins.


  • 影响因子:1.32
  • DOI:10.1016/j.bjps.2019.06.034
  • 作者列表:"Kiely J","Kostusiak M","Bloom O","Roshan A
  • 发表时间:2020-01-01

BACKGROUND:In the UK, the British Association of Dermatology-British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (BAD-BAPRAS) guidelines recommend excision of high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs), including poorly differentiated cSCCs, with a minimum peripheral margin of 6 mm1. OBJECTIVES:We assess whether the BAD-BAPRAS minimum margin achieves histological clearance in poorly differentiated cSCCs. PATIENTS AND METHODS:Demographics, surgical notes and histological reports from all patients having a primary cSCC excised at the Plastic Surgery Department of Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK, between January 2017 and April 2018 were analysed. Ordinal regression was performed for excision margin status versus histological grade by using size and site as co-variates. RESULTS:Of 296 cSCCs, 38(12.8%) were poorly differentiated. Patients with poorly differentiated cSCCs were older (81.1 years vs. 76.7 years, p = 0.038), had lesions on the face or scalp (89.2% vs. 52.1%, p = 0.0001), and had lymphovascular (10.5% vs. 0%, p = 0.001) or perineural invasion (15.8% vs. 2%, p = 0.002). Well-differentiated cSCCs were excised with an average peripheral margin of 4.72 mm (95% CI 4.25-5.18 mm), while poorly differentiated cSCCs were excised with a margin of 6.42 mm(95% CI 5.58-7.28 mm). Close or involved peripheral margins were seen in 3% of well-differentiated lesions but in 13.2% of poorly differentiated lesions (OR=45.02; p = 0.003). Deep margins were close in 13.1% (none involved) of well-differentiated lesions but close or involved in 50% of poorly differentiated lesions (OR=11.94; p = 0.001). CONCLUSIONS:We demonstrate that poorly differentiated cSCCs are frequently incompletely excised in both peripheral and deep planes, despite adherence to guidelines. The UK BAD-BAPRAS guidelines should be urgently updated in line with international consensus.


背景: 在英国,英国皮肤科协会-英国整形、重建及美容外科协会 (BAD-BAPRAS) 指南推荐切除高危皮肤鳞状细胞癌 (cSCCs),包括低分化cSCCs,最小周边边缘为 6 mm1。 目的: 我们评估BAD-BAPRAS最小边缘在低分化cSCCs中是否达到组织学清除。 患者和方法: 英国剑桥Addenbrooke医院整形外科切除原发性cSCC的所有患者的人口统计学、手术记录和组织学报告,2017 年 1 月至 2018 年 4 月进行了分析。采用大小和部位作为协变量,对切缘状态与组织学分级进行有序回归。 结果: 296 例cSCCs中,38 例 (12.8%) 为低分化。低分化cSCCs患者年龄较大 (81.1 岁vs. 76.7 年,p = 0.038),面部或头皮有病变 (89.2% vs. 52.1%,p = 0.0001),有淋巴血管 (10.5% vs. 0%,p = 0.001) 或神经周围侵犯 (15.8% vs. 2%,p = 0.002)。切除分化良好的cSCCs,平均周边边缘为 4.72mm (95% CI 4.25-5.18mm),而低分化cSCCs切除边缘为 6.42mm (95% CI 5.58-7.28mm)。3% 的高分化病灶可见周围边缘接近或受累,但 13.2% 的低分化病灶可见周边边缘 (or = 45.02; P = 0.003)。深切缘在 13.1% (无受累) 的高分化病灶中接近,而在 50% 的低分化病灶中接近或受累 (or = 11.94; P = 0.001)。 结论: 我们证明,尽管遵守了指南,但低分化cSCCs在外周和深部平面上经常切除不完全。英国BAD-BAPRAS指南应根据国际共识紧急更新。



作者列表:["Zhang B","Li L","Zhang N","Zhao M","Liu Y","Wei L","Ma L","Xu Z"]

METHODS::Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome (BRBNS) is an extremely rare venous malformation that often manifests as multiple haemangioma-like lesions in the skin and gastrointestinal tract. The drug sirolimus plays a key role in the signalling pathway of angiogenesis and subsequent development of BRBNS and its use has been described in several case reports. We present a case series of four patients with BRBNS who exhibited good treatment response to sirolimus. All four patients were administered oral sirolimus at doses of 1.0-1.5 mg/m2 /day with a target drug level of 5-10 ng/mL and median treatment duration of 20 months. All patients had a reduction in the size of the lesions and a normalization of coagulopathy with tolerable drug adverse reactions at follow-up. Sirolimus may be effective and safe in paediatric patients with BRBNS. Further prospective studies are suggested to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of this drug.

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作者列表:["Pham CT","Juhasz M","Sung CT","Mesinkovska NA"]

METHODS:BACKGROUND:Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are associated with common dermatologic and nondermatologic diseases. Although HPV vaccines are well established as preventive measures for genital warts and cervical neoplasia, their use as therapeutic agents deserves greater attention. OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the use of HPV vaccine(s) as a treatment modality for cutaneous and/or mucosal disease. METHODS:A primary literature search using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines was conducted in January 2019 by using the PubMed and Cochrane databases. RESULTS:A total of 63 articles with 4439 patients were included. The majority of patients with cutaneous warts, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, and squamous and basal cell carcinomas were successfully treated with HPV vaccination. Preliminary data on patients with pre-existing anogenital warts, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, anal intraepithelial neoplasia, and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia is promising. LIMITATIONS:This review was limited by the lack of controls, patients' previous HPV vaccination status, and publication bias. CONCLUSION:The commercially available three-dose, quadrivalent HPV vaccine is a potential therapeutic option for the treatment of cutaneous warts, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, and squamous and basal cell carcinomas. Noncommercially available HPV vaccines demonstrate therapeutic response for treating anogenital warts, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, anal intraepithelial neoplasia, and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. The vaccine's efficacy as an adjunct therapy for HPV-associated cutaneous and/or mucosal disease warrants further exploration.

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作者列表:["Lang UE","Love NR","Cheung C","McCalmont TH","Kim J"]

METHODS::Our understanding of melanoma precursors and progression to melanoma has developed as a result of advances in the field of molecular diagnostics. We now better understand the potential for genetic heterogeneity within a single lesion. Combined tumors can pose a diagnostic challenge when deciding the line between benign and malignant, which in turn has direct implications for patient management. Primary cilia (PC) are ubiquitous sensory organelles that have essential functions in cellular proliferation, differentiation, and development. The ciliation index (percentage of ciliated melanocytes) has been shown to reliably differentiate melanoma, which fail to ciliate, from melanocytic nevi, which retain PC. We therefore analyzed the potential for using the ciliation index to differentiate benign and malignant components in combined melanocytic lesions. We collected patient samples (n = 10) of unequivocal combined lesions with both melanoma and associated nevus components. Melanocytes were highlighted with SOX10 and costained with gamma-Tubulin and acetylated alpha-Tubulin to highlight the basal body and cilium, respectively. The number of melanocytes retaining cilia under high-power microscopy was examined. The melanoma component had average of 4% ciliation (SD: 7%), whereas the associated nevus component was significantly higher with 59% ciliation (SD: 17%). These data show that PC may be a reliable means of distinguishing benign from malignant components within a single tumor. The ciliation index may be a helpful tool in distinguishing challenging cases of combined lesions of melanoma in situ with a dermal nevus component from invasive melanoma, thus promoting improved staging and clinical management.

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