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Posts Tagged ‘wide local excision’

A Modern Test for Melanoma

DecisionDx Melanoma is enhancing medical decision making in invasive melanoma stages I, II, and III.. Management of cutaneous melanoma involves strategic risk assessment and oncologic work-up. This typically includes staging, wide local excision, and possible sentinel lymph node biopsy or biologic therapy.  Traditionally, surgeons perform a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) if the possibility of…

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Cystic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Forearm Skin

HISTORY 74-year-old man presents with 3-month history of painful lesion of the right forearm.  Biopsy found cystic squamous cell carcinoma with deep margins involved. Wide local excision was performed achieving clear margins. DISCUSSION Cystic degeneration within squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is not considered an especially malignant finding. These histologic findings may represent changes…

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Upper Chest BCC PNI

HISTORY 53-year-old man presents with a 4-year-history of BCC of upper chest.  The tumor measured 12 cm x 6 cm. Wide local excision with 1 cm margins on 11/10/2017 found clear margins and perineural invasion. The nerves up to 0.23 mm were involved by tumor. The final defect was 13.5 cm x 8.3 cm.  …

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Initial resection sparing facial nerve branches Resection of additional positive margins (the submandibular gland and the mandible are visible), second excision of additional margin. HISTORY 63 year old man presented with a 5-year history of a lesion in the left anterior neck. The lesion was diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma and excised in 2012, but it…

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