A suspicious non-healing wound of the pinna
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, 25100 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Correspondence: Mohd Shaiful Nizam bin Mamat Nasir, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, 25100 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, e-mail: drshaiful10@gmail.com
Pediatr Med Rodz 2018, 14 (4), p. 425–427
DOI: 10.15557/PiMR.2018.0057
ABSTRACT

Squamous cell carcinoma of the pinna occurs primarily in older males who are exposed to sunlight for a prolonged period. Most squamous cell carcinomas of the pinna are well differentiated and present as a painless mass or a sessile nodule. We describe an interesting case of an adult woman with a non-healing wound located on the right pinna which was treated conservatively, and was later diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma.

Keywords: pinna, squamous cell carcinoma, wound