A Challenging Surgical and Reconstructive Approach to Locally Advanced Squamous Perineal Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review
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Comments: The Discussion illustrates the surgical treatment and subsequent adjuvant immunotherapy in a 67-year-old patient who was diagnosed with perineal squamous cell carcinoma. It further highlights the rarity of the tumor, providing relevant literature. This concludes by stating that ideal diagnostic work-up, optimal treatment strategies, and prognosis are not well determined due to the rare occurrence of squamous cell CUP located in the male pelvis. Lastly, it suggests a treatment regimen for control of the symptoms for the localized tumors.
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Comments: There are few errors found in the manuscript which are as follows. The highlighted sentence must be checked by the author.
· In Abstract, 5th paragraph, 2nd sentence, “Later he received adjuvant treatment with immunotherapy (Cemiplimab) because was not subsidiary to treatment with platinum for renal failure” and under Surgical Procedure, last paragraph, “The patient received three cycles of adjuvant treatment with immunotherapy (Cemiplimab 350 mg every 21 days), because was not subsidiary to treatment with platinum for renal failure” are not clear and need to be rephrased.
· In Abstract, 2nd paragraph, 1st sentence, “67-year-old male patient who consults for urinary discomfort associated with perineal abscess” must be written as “A 67-year old male patient consulted for urinary discomfort associated with perineal abscess”. In last paragraph, “The patient died 9 after nine months of follow-up due to pulmonary and abdominal metastatic spread” must be written as “The patient died after nine months of follow-up due to pulmonary and abdominal metastatic spread”.
· In Surgical Procedure, 7th paragraph, 4th sentence, “I presented a superficial dehiscence of the skin” must be “he presented with a superficial dehiscence of the skin”.
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Comments: The case presents a 67-year-old male patient with urinary discomfort associated with perineal abscess. On investigation, patient was diagnosed with perineal carcinoma of unknown origin. This report further describes the surgical procedure and the medication for the treatment of carcinoma.
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Manuel Hevia Palacios Agustín Fraile Poblador Manuel Rodríguez Vegas Alberto Artiles Medina Arturo Vela Lasagabaster Rafael Rodríguez Patrón Moreno Moreno Esther Varona Crespo Constatino Ana Saiz González Ana Ferrer Gómez Javier Burgos Revilla
Corresponding AuthorManuel Hevia Palacios
Urology Department, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Article TypeCase Report & Literature Review
Publication historyReceived: Mon 28, Dec 2020
Accepted: Thu 14, Jan 2021
Published: Thu 28, Jan 2021
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