Successful treatment of two cases of squamous cell carcinoma on the ear with intra-arterial administration of peplomycin through a superficial temporal artery

Takahiro Haga, Taku Fujimura, Izuho Takeuchi, Masatoshi Deguchi, Setsuya Aiba

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Abstract

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer and tends to develop in sun-exposed cosmetic areas, including the ear. In this report, we describe two cases of SCC on the ear successfully treated with intra-arterial administration of peplomycin through a superficial temporal artery. In addition to this selective chemotherapy, we administered oral tegafur, which achieved complete remission of the tumor. These findings suggest that intra-arterial administration of peplomycin with tegafur is one of the optimal therapies for the treatment of SCC developing on the ear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Dermatology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May 22

Keywords

  • Intra-arterial administration
  • Peplomycin
  • Squamous cell carcinoma on the ear
  • Superficial temporal artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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