Because of the enormous and continuing increase in cases of skin cancer in the Netherlands, dentists will increasingly see patients with skin cancer. The most common malignant skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. With resection of a skin tumour, the oncological principles should be applied. For the closure of the resulting defect, a choice for the individual patient is made out of numerous techniques. Facial reconstructive surgery aims to restore the face in form and function and to maintain the patient’s quality of life. By early recognition of skin tumours of the face, damage to the tissue can be limited. Dentists, who see their patients periodically, can play an important role here.
|Rubriek||Onderzoek en wetenschap|
|Publicatiedatum||6 januari 2017|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 124 - editie 1 - januari 2017; 34-41|