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Scalp SCC Metastasis to Neck

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

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 - Treatment

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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AFX to Pleomorphic Sarcoma of Neck - Treatment

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

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

  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

  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

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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MELANOMA IN SITU OF BACK

  HISTORY 69-year-old man presents with melanoma in situ of the upper back. A biopsy on 6/15/2017 showed malignant melanoma at least in-situ and at least Clark’s level I with margins involved. Excision and skin graft closure performed on 8/9/2017. Pathology showed residual malignant melanoma in situ with involved margin at 2-4 o’clock. DISCUSSION Management…

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Deeply Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Cheek

  HISTORY: 82-year-old man with a 1 year history of squamous cell carcinoma on the right lower cheek biopsied on 4/28/2017. Radical resection of the right cheek carcinoma and deep facial lymph node biopsy was performed. Intraoperative Mohs margin evaluation confirmed clear margins. Final permanent histology margins were close but clear. Evidence of perineural invasion…

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