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Fungating tumours - Archived

General points

  • Fungating tumours are rare in children.
  • Fungating tumours occur when a primary or secondary tumour invades through the skin leading to breakdown and ulceration.
  • The tumour may spread locally or break down into a cavity.
  • The resulting necrosis of the tissue may then become infected, bleed or discharge exudate.
  • Issues around disfigurement, body image and smell may cause considerable psychological problems.

Please contact the paediatric palliative care team for specialist advice on the management of fungating tumours.

Edition/Revision: 1.0
Created 18 Jul 2013 - Archived
Validated 19 Jul 2013 by Ian Back
Last modified 15 Apr 2024
Mon 15 Apr 2024 20:43:45 GMT +0100 (DST)
Last modified 15 Apr 2024