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Dermatopathology

Forehead SCC with Perineural Invasion

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HISTORY   83-year-old man presented in 02/2017 with a 3-year history of a forehead and temple SCC. The cancer was initially treated with cryoablation and 5-FU. Excision on 9/2/16 was performed with residual circumferential margins. Histology found poorly differentiated sclerosing squamous cell carcinoma, with perineural invasion of 0.1 mm nerves.  Wide local resection with radial…

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Scalp SCC Metastasis to Neck

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HISTORY   64-year-old man presents in 11/2017 with tender, right postauricular swelling. Fine needle aspiration biopsy showed squamous cell carcinoma. Extensive squamous cell carcinoma of scalp was treated with 4 levels of Mohs earlier that year in 01/2017. Additional smaller squamous cell carcinoma of the same area of the scalp was treated with Mohs in…

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Left Ear Multiple Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma

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HISTORY   64-year-old woman presents with recurrence of left ear basal cell carcinoma.  She has a history of sun lamp tanning  and scuba diving with multiple sun burns. Basal cell carcinoma was first removed from left scapha and treated with a skin graft in July 2009. The area subsequently developed crusting and was treated with…

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Right Ear Melanoma In Situ with Depth Uncertainty – The role of Histopathologic Discordance in Clinical Decision Making

HISTORY 40-year-old man presents with a 2 month history of right posterior ear pigmented papule. Shave biopsy on 9-18-17 showed malignant melanoma at least in situ. Excision with 5 mm margins on 10-9-17 confirmed residual melanoma at least in situ with clear margins. DISCUSSION Lack of superficial invasion cannot be definitely ruled out after a…

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Rhinophyma

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HISTORY 65-year-old man with a history of BCC presented with a 4-year history of growing inflamed rhinophyma. First rhinophyma excision was done on 04-01-2013. Recurrence of rhinophyma resulted in the second excision and nasal planing procedure on 06-16-17. Pathology showed no evidence of malignancy.   DISCUSSION Our approach to rhinophyma is based on sculpting of…

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Diagnosis change: AFX to Pleomorphic Sarcoma of Neck

HISTORY 93-year-old man presents with an incidentally discovered left neck mass during evaluation of a left ear SCC. Initial biopsy on 9-5-17 showed atypical fibroxanthoma. Excision of the left neck lesion with 5 mm margins on 9-26-17 revealed malignant spindle and epithelioid cell neoplasm consistent with pleomorphic dermal sarcoma. Deep and peripheral margins were involved.…

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Twice Recurrent Upper Eyelid SCC

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HISTORY 53-year-old man presents with a recurrent upper eyelid induration and margin retraction for 3 months. Punch biopsy confirmed squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) recurrence. The first SCC excision with frozen sections and reconstruction was done 12-17-13 elsewhere. Subsequently, the eyelid was treated with LN2 in 2014 for surface AK. Carcinoma recurred at the lid margin…

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LOWER LIP ATYPIA AT MARGINS OF SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

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  HISTORY 89-year-old man presents with several month history of lesion on bottom lip. A biopsy was taken on 8-9-17 and showed severe squamous atypia without ruling out deeper SCC. Excision of lesion done 9-6-17 showed invasive squamous cell carcinoma with foci of moderate squamous dysplasia from 9 to 3 o’clock. Patient has history of…

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RECURRENT MELANOMA

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  HISTORY 70-year-old woman presents with metastatic melanoma in the right parotid gland region of 1 year duration. Diagnosis was made with a core needle biopsy on 09-08-17. Patient also has small palpable right cervical lymph nodes with SUV 1.6 and 2.0. Patient history of melanoma began in 2001 as a pink macule of the…

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RECURRENT SCALP MELANOMA WITH CALVARIAL METASTASES

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HISTORY 85-year-old man with history of treated scalp melanoma presented with a 1 month rapidly growing scalp nodule. The original melanoma was treated in 2014 with excision, then re-excision of recurrence, and post-operative radiation in June 2015. The wound developed skin breakdown and osteoradionecrosis and was treated with serial outer table of calvarium debridement. Biopsy…

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