It has been a great honor for me to be a Guest Editor of this issue, entitled “Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck” in Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America . Nonmelanoma skin cancers, especially basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are the most common malignancies with involvement of the head and neck predominantly. Unfortunately, recent investigations and data have emerged indicating the rising incidence and morbidity of nonmelanoma skin cancers worldwide. As a matter of fact, different medical disciplines such as dermatology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, radiology, and medical oncology all play a role in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers. Therefore, the management of nonmelanoma skin cancers requires a multidisciplinary perspective and close collaboration.
In this issue, the aim is to supply a contemporary reference with completely up-to-date overviews for clinicians and surgeons by reviewing different aspects of nonmelanoma skin cancers of the head and neck. I feel that this issue will be a valuable resource for otolaryngologists, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. We approach this with a multidisciplinary and international perspective to present several aspects of nonmelanoma skin cancer of the head and neck from different views. In addition, all the topics were rigorously prepared by recognized authors who are experts in their respective surgical, clinical, and research areas. I would like to thank all authors for their insightful contributions to this issue.