CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2007; 40(02): 209-212
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1699206
Case Report
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

Squamous cell carcinoma of lower lip in very young brothers of xeroderma pigmentosa

A Hemant Saraiya
Sushrut Plastic Surgery Research Center, Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad
,
Mukul Trivedi
Sushrut Plastic Surgery Research Center, Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad
,
Jayesh Patel
Sushrut Plastic Surgery Research Center, Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad
,
J T Jhala
Sushrut Plastic Surgery Research Center, Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad
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Publication Date:
15 January 2020 (online)

ABSTRACT

a nine-year-old xeroderma pigmentosa (xp) child presented with a non-healing ulcer on the right side of the lower lip. on histological examination the lesion proved to be squamous cell carcinoma. wide excision was done. the excision included lip, buccal mucosa with mucocutaneous junction and only the upper portion of the orbicularis oris muscle. the lip was reconstructed with superiorly based nasolabial flap. recently, his younger brother, who is also suffering from xp developed squamous cell carcinoma of lower lip, and presented to us. wide excision of the lesion was done. the defect was closed primarily. the patient and his brother both have been advised to protect themselves from uv radiation. both are being kept under intense surveillance. ten months of follow-up of the elder brother showed satisfactory, good-looking lip with no sign of recurrence at the local site or at the neck.