Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer with Skull Infiltration and Cranial Involvement

  • Uwe Wollina Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Academic Teaching Hospital, Dresden, Germany
  • Thomas Kittner Department of Radiology, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Academic Teaching Hospital, Dresden, Germany
  • Andreas Nowak Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Pain Management, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Academic Teaching Hospital, Dresden, Germany
Keywords: Skin cancer, Skull invasion, Squamous cell carcinoma, Treatment


BACKGROUND: Skin cancer is an uncommon cause of skull invasion, dural infiltration and brain parenchyma involvement.

CASE REPORT: We report on a series of three elderly patients who presented with squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp with skull bone and cerebral invasion and discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

CONCLUSION: A major factor of delayed diagnosis of this potentially life-threatening skin cancer feature is patients’ neglecting.


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Wollina U, Kittner T, Nowak A. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer with Skull Infiltration and Cranial Involvement. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019Sep.30 [cited 2021Jan.24];7(18):3030-3. Available from:

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