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February 1976

Cancer of the Skin of the Nose: Treatment by Total Skin Excision and Three-Quarter Thickness Skin Graft

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Section of Anatomical Pathology (Dr Luna), and the Department of Surgery, Head and Neck Service, University of Texas System Cancer Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute (Drs Goepfert and Ballantyne), Houston, and the Section of Otolaryngology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Dr Goepfert).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(2):90-93. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780070068007

• We describe a method of treatment and repair of superficial cancers of the skin of the nose. In 124 patients in whom excision of the lesion and a split thickness skin graft were used, 77% were alive and free of their disease after five years of follow-up. Three patients in whom a skin graft was performed were unavailable for follow-up, and 15 patients developed local recurrence either in the area of excision or in the surrounding skin. The method is easy, reliable, and the cosmetic results are satisfactory.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:90-93, 1976)

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