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Surgery is a common treatment for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. Different surgical techniques can be used. The options depend on the type of skin cancer, how large the cancer is, where it is on the body, and other factors.
Local flaps have been commonly used in the reconstruction of small facial defects left after excision of primary tumours. However, larger defects often present a surgical difficulty and may necessitate free flaps. However, in the repair of such large defects, multiple local flaps may prove to be a viable and satisfactory alternative.
Although giant congenital melanocytic nevus is a rare lesion, it causes significant deformity and carries a risk of malignant degeneration. Different surgical techniques for the lesion removal are described, including serial resection, resection with skin grafting, and resection and coverage with expanded skin flap skin expanders. The aim of this study is to report the author's 40 years of experience with cases requiring at least 4 serial excisions to complete the treatment. Serial resection is an effective, safe, and simple technique that requires a lot of patience.
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DOI: Over the last decade, numerous methods have been improved for facelift surgery. Despite these modifications, skin excision technique has not changed significantly.
Skin surgery includes removal of skin lesions or sampling them biopsy to confirm a diagnosis. The sample will be sent to a pathologist who will examine the skin under a microscope. The initial healing process occurs over weeks.
Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Healing of skin always produces a scar.
The healthy skin is called a margin. The reason for taking a margin is to remove any cancer cells that have spread into the surrounding tissue. The complexity of the excision depends on the tumor type, size, and location.
A shave excision is a simple procedure that your doctor can use to remove growths, such as moles, lesions, and tumors, from your skin. The primary tool used in this procedure is a sharp razor. You doctor may use also use an electrode to feather the edges of the excision site to make the scar less noticeable.