Skin Cancer Patient 39926
Details for Skin Cancer Patient 39926
DescriptionThis pleasant 69-year-old retired carpenter had a large skin cancer removed from the tip of his nose. He was referred to me by the dermatologist who removed the skin cancer. The defect on the nose involved the nasal tip area. The day following the removal of the cancer, he underwent stage I reconstruction of the nasal tip with tissue from the forehead, termed a forehead flap. This two-stage operation transfers tissue from the forehead to the nose. Between the first and second operations, there is skin bridge connection from the forehead to the nose. In a 2nd stage operation 3 weeks later, the connecting skin bridge is removed providing an excellent tissue and color match for the nose. As you can see from his photographs six weeks after finishing the second procedure, he has nice contour of the nose. The tissue from the forehead replaced the missing nasal tip tissue. The forehead donor site is closed in an inconspicuous way and leaves a nice cosmetic result.