A rare case of multiple cutaneous malignancies.



Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kelantan, Malaysia



Multiple primary malignancies of the upper aerodigestive tract occurring in the same patient are not commonly reported. The incidence varies from 1% to 20%. Second primary malignancy occurring at the same anatomical location is more common than those that arise from a distant location. We report a case of a 52-year-old Malay man who was previously treated for nasopharyngeal carcinoma with chemoradiotherapy and subsequently developed a basal cell carcinoma complicated by multiple recurrences and squamous cell carcinomas of the temporal region and the nose. Such an occurrence has not been previously reported in the literature.


Keywords: Basal cell carcinoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, treatment, second primary, squamous cell carcinoma


Correspondence author: Nazli ZAINUDDIN. Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.

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E mail: nazlizainuddin@yahoo.com


Brunei Int Med J. 2011; 7 (4): 211-214