• A patient with recurrent basal cell carcinoma developed cervical-vertebral and epidural metastases. He received palliative irradiation and had a durable remission for three years. With relapse, he underwent a laminectomy and chemotherapy and remained asymptomatic at 54 months following the diagnosis of bony metastases. To our knowledge, he is the longest reported survivor with bony metastases and is illustrative of the potential survival advantage from palliative therapy.
(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:912-914)
Hartman R, Hartman S, Green N. Long-term Survival Following Bony Metastases From Basal Cell CarcinomaReport of a Case. Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(8):912-914. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660200084021