Deep intracranial extension of squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp

Etlik O., Bay A., Izmirli M., Ugras S., Yilmaz N., Turan A.

PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, vol.45, no.7, pp.994-996, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pbc.20427
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.994-996
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


We report a case of recurrent squarnous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the scalp with deep cerebral invasion in a 15-year-old girl. Plain films and CT showed extensive, full thickness, and skull destruction at the vertex. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI revealed neoplastic invasion of the meninges and both cerebral hemisphers down to the lateral ventricle. This case represents an example of (SCC) imitating a primary brain tumor by exhibiting intracranial extension.