The woman with unexplained anaemia.
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A 77-year-old woman was admitted to hospital for 3 weeks to treat cellulitis and investigate unexplained anaemia. Earlier, when her neck had been examined on outpatient review of her lymphoedema, a large fungating tumour had been noted. This was biopsied and found to be a mixed basaloid adenocarcinoma. She was subsequently admitted under the plastic surgeons and treated with wide local excision on postero-lateral neck dissection. The defect was reconstructed with a deltopectoral flap.