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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is published monthly.



An evaluation of neglected tumors: Giant basal cell carcinomas (p.2072-7)

An evaluation of neglected tumors: Giant basal cell carcinomas (p.2072-7)

Ozgur Agdogan1, Alper Ural2
1Istanbul Reyap Hospital, Clinic of Plastic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras,Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: Giant basal cell carcinomas (GBCCs) which constitute approximately 1% of basal cell carcinoma are aggressive tumors characterized by deep tissue invasion, high risk of metastasis, and poor prognosis. We aimed to analyze demographics, treatment, and outcome of patients with GBCCs in this study.
Material and Methods: Between 2017 and 2020, nine patients applied to Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and underwent surgical treatment for GBCC were included in the study. Age, sex, localization, tumor size, treatment and comorbid diseases of the patients were reviewed retrospectively.
Results: Six patiens were male and three patients were female. The mean age was 68.6 ±3.8 years, ranging from 62 to 78 years. The tumors were located on cheek (n=4), frontotemporal region (n=2), cheek nose lower eyelid junction (n=1), scalp(n=1) and dorsum of the hand (n=1). The largest of the lesions was 8x10 cm and the smallest was 4x6 cm.The defect sizes following tumor removal ranged from 24 to 80cm2 with an average of 43,6 cm2. Nodular GBCC was the most common histological subtype (n=6), followed by superficial (n=2) and morpheaform (n=1). Two patients were skin grafted after excision of GBCC whereas cheek rotation flaps (n=2), cervicofacial flaps (n=3) and pedicled forehead flaps (n=2) were utilized for reconstruction.
Conclusion: Since health insurance covers oncologic surgery and there is an extreme ease to reach a health professional in our country, the most common reason to still encounter GBCC seems like negligence. GBCCs are rare, but they need proper interventions when detected. Aggressive surgery should not be avoided for better outcomes.

Keywords: Basal cell cancer; malignant neoplasms neglected diseases; reconstructive surgery 


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.04.409


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.


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