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Skin Cancers Involving the Eyebrow: Clinical Considerations

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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Case presentation 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 […]

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Nasal Skin Cancer Reconstruction

by Leah Thomas
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Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common type of cancers overall. They primarily affect areas of the body that are exposed to the sun. The face and the nose are especially at risk to these cancers due to their prominence. These types of cancers are caused by extensive and prolonged exposure to the sun or […]

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Treatment of Multiple Skin Cancer Lesions

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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Question: I have multiple skin cancers on my face. Should I remove them all at once or at different times?  Case Study 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 […]

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Skin Cancer: Nasal Reconstruction and Scar Management

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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Question: I’m having skin cancer removed from my nose. How long should I expect to have before my scar is noticeable? Case Study  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 […]

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Reconstruction of the Scalp

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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I’ve had a large squamous cell cancer on my scalp. I would like it removed but I am also concerned about the defect. What should I do?  Case Study  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 […]

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Basal Cell Cancer: Reconstruction of the Nose

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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I had a small bump on my nose that my dermatologist said was basal cell cancer. I had it resected and now I have a huge hole in my nose. I need my face to look its best for work and would prefer to have the best result possible. What should I do? Figure 1: […]

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Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Nose and Nasal Reconstruction

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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I have a small bump on my nose. My doctor says it is basal cell carcinoma and I should have it removed. What should I expect to happen when I get it removed? Case study  A patient in his forties noted a growing bump on the side of his nose. The mass was biopsied and […]

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Basal Cell Cancer: Nasal Reconstruction

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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Do I need a forehead flap for my nasal reconstruction after removal of a basal cell skin cancer? Case Study The patient is a 56-year-old male who was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma of the nasal dorsum. His type of basal cell carcinoma was quite aggressive. He first presented to a Mohs surgeon who was […]

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