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March 1979

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin and Internal Malignant Neoplasms

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Finsen Institute, and the Danish Cancer Register, Copenhagen (Drs Møller and Reymann), the Department of Pathology, Finsen Institute (Dr Hou-Jensen), and the University of Copenhagen (Mr Nielsen).

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(3):304-305. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010030012004

This study comprised 211 patients in whom squamous cell carcinomas of the skin (SCC) had been diagnosed in the Department of Dermatology from 1950 to 1959. These patients were followed up as of Jan 1, 1976, to establish the incidence of internal malignant neoplasms. A systematic statistical study was carried out through the population register, the central register for death certificates, and the Danish Cancer Register. These registers cover the entire country, making it possible to calculate the number of expected cases of internal cancer during the abovementioned prolonged period of observation. The investigation did not show increased incidence of internal malignant neoplasms in connection with SCC of the skin.

(Arch Dermatol 115:304-305, 1979)

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