• Scar orientation: Principles in plastic surgery

    1 month ago - By Journal of Cutaneous Online

    Kavit R Amin, Christian M Asher, AAlexander E Hamilton, David Mowatt
    Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2020 13(2):152-153
    For biopsy proven skin cancers that are deemed to be high risk, a wide local excision is recommended to reduce the risk of local recurrence. For this reason, it is pragmatic to account for the likelihood of a WLE at the time of the initial biopsy. We illustrate a staged approach to excision of lesions to facilitate this, bearing in mind the optimal reconstruction is primary closure. In our experience as plastic surgeons, having to perform a locoregional flap or...
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  • Two-stage ear reconstruction with a retroauricular skin flap after excision of trichilemmal carcinoma

    1 month ago - By Journal of Cutaneous Online

    Shashank Bhargava, Claudio Feliciani, Rosita Longo, Michele M Dominici
    Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2020 13(2):149-151
    Trichilemmal carcinoma is a rare cutaneous tumor with a frequently good prognosis but without standard criteria for surgical treatment. We aimed to show the results of a two-stage surgical approach that preserves the anatomical features of the ear. We report a case of 82-year-old man with trichilemmal carcinoma of the ear that was treated with a two-stage surgical approach. We observed that 5 months after the surgeries, the ear appeared entirely healed and...
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