Medical Must-See: Prisoner’s fungating neck tumour poses a dilemma

Wound care played a 'pivotal' role in enhancing the patient's comfort, doctors say.
Presentation of the tumour on admission for neutropenic fever.

Doctors decided against surgical excision of this “unsettling” fungating neck tumour but did manage to improve the patient’s quality of life with some meticulous wound care.

The patient, a 34-year-old African-American inmate in Florida, initially sought medical attention for longstanding bilateral lymphadenopathy, weight loss and dysphagia.