After reading this article, the participant should be able to: (1) Identify the appropriate resection margins for common types of nonmelanoma skin cancer. (2) Discuss indications for secondary intention healing, skin grafting, and local flaps for reconstruction of facial skin cancer defects. (3) Describe at least one local flap for reconstruction of scalp, forehead, temple/cheek, periocular, nose, and lips.
Current evidence for diagnosis and surgical treatment of nonmelanoma facial skin cancers is reviewed. In addition, reconstructive options for facial defects are discussed by anatomic location.
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Madison, Wis.; Boston, Mass.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
From University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Boston Children’s Hospital; St. Joseph Hospital; and Dalhousie University.
Received for publication November 6, 2013; accepted March 26, 2014.
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.
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