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Micrographic surgery for subungual squamous cell carcinoma

de Berker, D.A.R. ; Dahl, M.G.C. ; Malcolm, A.J. ; Lawrence, C.M.

British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 09/1996, Vol.49(6), pp.414-419 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Micrographic surgery for subungual squamous cell carcinoma
  • Author: de Berker, D.A.R. ; Dahl, M.G.C. ; Malcolm, A.J. ; Lawrence, C.M.
  • Description: Byline: D.A.R. de Berker Abstract: Eight patients were treated for subungual squamous cell carcinoma (4 female, 4 male; mean age 61 years). History of disease ranged from 9 months to 14 years (mean 4.7 years). Outpatient surgery under local anaesthetic was performed using Mohs micrographic surgery and formalin-fixed histological specimens. Tumour clearance was achieved after 2-6 procedures (median 3) over a mean period of 6.9 days. In all cases the wounds were allowed to heal by secondary intention and the distal phalanx was preserved. During a mean follow-up period of 3.1 years (range 0.5-6), no recurrence was seen and involved digits remained functional. Mohs micrographic surgery can provide a valuable alternative to amputation for subungual squamous cell carcinoma. Author Affiliation: Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol. Formerly Senior Registrar in Dermatology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Article History: Received 20 November 1995; Accepted 22 April 1996
  • Is Part Of: British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 09/1996, Vol.49(6), pp.414-419
  • Identifier: ISSN: 00071226 ; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0007-1226(96)90013-2
  • Subjects: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Language: English

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