Authors: Defect Reconstruction Using Transpositional Flap Following Surgery for Nasal Basal Cell Carcinoma
Introduction: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin malignancy that arises from unkeratinized basal cells in the epidermis. It occurs mostly on the head and neck (80%) and nose (30%). The lesion is locally invasive, destructive, and has a slow growth. Moh’s micrographic surgery is the standard option in treating BCC.
Case Summary: A 51-year old woman came with a 3 cm hyperpigmented plaque with an irregular border, central ulceration, and destruction of the left nasal region. The patient was diagnosed with BCC and the lesion was excised with modified Moh’s micrographic surgery. Subsequently, the defect was closed using transposition flap from the forehead and nasolabial fold. No complications were observed until two weeks post surgery.
Conclusion: This case shows that defect closure using transposition flap gave a cosmetically satisfying result with no recurrence.
Basal cell carcinoma, transposition flap
Authors: Katrina Carmela M. Belen, MD, DPDS, Jasmin J.Jamora, MD, FPDS , Ma. Cecilia P. Ingente MD, DPDSAbstractBackground: Dermoscopy, a non-invasive diagnostic tool, has been proven to improve the diagnostic accuracy of vascular tumors since it can aid in...
A randomized, double-blind, comparative study on the safety and efficacy of virgin coconut (Cocos nucifera l.) oil against 1% hydrocortisone lotion as an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic preparation for mosquito reactions
Authors: Uy, Veronica S, MD; Gracia B. Teodosio, MD, FPDS; Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel, MD, FPDS; Mary Catherine T. Galang, MD; Mohammad Yoga A. Waskito, MD; Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS Abstract Background: Virgin coconut oil (VCO) has been reported...
Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (PC-ALCL) is a rare Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) representing approximately 9% of all cutaneous lymphomas.3 It usually manifests as a slow-growing, solitary tumor which has a tendency to regress spontaneously. However, metastasis is reported in 5-10% of cases.