From 2012 to 2014, 41,185 patients with a diagnosis of skin malignancy of the head and neck region were identified, mostly with a diagnosis of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery.

Sabine A. Egeler, M.D., from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues analyzed the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database for 2012 to 2014 for adults diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer or NMSC of the head and neck region.