Skin Cancer: Articles & News
A female patient in her 40s presented with a lesion of the left eyebrow that had been increasing in size for several months. A biopsy of the lesion was positive for basal cell carcinoma. She underwent Mohs excision of the lesion with a resulting defect. The defect was 1.5 cm by 1.5 cm in size and involved part of the hair-bearing region of her eyebrow. The patient presented to Dr. Zandifar for reconstruction of this defect.
A male patient in his 60s is noted to have two separate skin cancers on the right side of his face. He has a larger squamous cell carcinoma on the cheek just below the eyelid and a basal cell carcinoma on the right side of the nasal tip. It was determined that in order to achieve the best cosmetic outcome the two lesions would have to be resected and reconstructed two weeks apart. Patient underwent Mohs excision of the cheek scar first and reconstruction with Dr. Zandifar.
The patient is a male in his 50s who noticed a small bump growing over the tip of his nose for a few months. He presented to his dermatologist who took a biopsy of his lesion. The biopsy was positive for basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The patient presented to a Mohs surgeon for excision of this lesion and followed up with Dr. Zandifar for nasal reconstruction.
The patient is a 74-year-old male who noticed a crusting lesion of his scalp. This grew rapidly. A biopsy of the lesion was consistent with squamous cell carcinoma. He underwent excision of the lesion with wide margins. The resulting defect was measured to be 3 cm by 3 cm. The patient underwent reconstruction by Dr. Zandifar.
A patient in his sixties noticed a small bump along the left tip of his nose. When he saw his primary care physician he was referred to a dermatologist. A shave biopsy of the lesion was performed and found to be positive for basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. The patient was referred to a Mohs surgeon for resection of the lesion. Arrangements were made for the patient to follow up with Dr. Zandifar following the resection to have the ensuing defect reconstructed.