Successful treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the lip with electron beam therapy: a symphony of medicine and physics
- Department of Radiation Oncology, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, India
- Correspondence to Dr Irfan Ahmad,
- Accepted 7 April 2017
- Published 21 April 2017
A female aged 57 years, a professional flautist by occupation presented with a history of non-healing ‘pimple’ on her left upper lip, which was gradually increasing in size over 6 months. There was history of occasional yellowish discharge and bleeding, provoked by her attempts to remove it. On examination, there was a firm non-tender swelling with fine, white crusting, measuring 5 mm at its widest along with surrounding induration of 1 cm (figure 1A), without involvement of the inner mucosa of lip.