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April 2018

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Large BCC of Thigh
Basal Cell Carcinoma BCC Pathology Xstrahl 100 SRT machine with a 10 cm applicator and a custom lead shield   Penumbral calculation Source: HISTORY   92-year-old man presents with 15 year history of basal cell carcinoma on left thigh. The cancer is now a 9.3 cm x 8.6 cm superficial plaque with a few…
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DISCUSSION This series of large forehead defects features a frequent common theme of reconstruction. The goal of reconstruction is protection of eyebrow position and prevention of upper eyelid retraction. If tension was placed on the eyebrow with a large forehead flap, upper eyelid can suffer from a cicatricial lagophthalmos. Incomplete closure of the eyelid of…
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Topical 5-fluorouracil Efficacy in Basal Cell Carcinoma
HISTORY 65-year-old woman presented in January 2017 with a nasal dorsum squamous cell carcinoma in situ. The nasal lesion was treated with 6 weeks of topical 5-fluorouracil with a robust inflammatory response. A separate chin basal cell carcinoma was simultaneously treated with 6 weeks of imiquimod prescribed in February, while still undergoing 5-fluorouracil on the…
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Mapping of Recurrent Melanoma In Situ of Leg
HISTORY   50-year-old woman presents with recurrent melanoma in situ of left leg. First biopsied on 9-2-16, the lesion was excised on 10-14-16 and showed extensive residual melanoma in-situ with radial margins involved from 12- 3 o’clock.  The defect was reconstructed at the time with a full thickness skin graft. Second excision cleared the involved…
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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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Chasing Margins of 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. Excision with 5 mm margin and skin graft closure on 8/9/2017 found residual melanoma in situ with at 2-4 o’clock. Additional 4mm margin excision on 9-13-17 still found residual lesion at 1-3…
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