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BACKGROUND The use of escharotic or caustic pastes to treat skin cancer is based on the centuries-old observation that selected minerals and plant extracts may be used to destroy certain skin lesions. Zinc chloride and Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot) are 2 agents that are used as part of the Mohs chemosurgery fixed-tissue technique. The use of(More)
Up to 10% of patients may have bacteremia after rigid sigmoidoscopy. The aim of our study was to determine the frequency of bacteremia accompanying flexible sigmoidoscopy. Blood samples for aerobic and anaerobic cultures were obtained before, during, and after flexible sigmoidoscopy in 100 patients who were examined a mean distance of 49.5 cm, range 15-60(More)
  • G D Goldman
  • 1998
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer and is treated frequently by dermatologists. For many years, the level of knowledge regarding treatment of SCC has taken a backseat to the treatment of basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. As dermatologists become more surgically proficient and assume a leading(More)
BACKGROUND Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is effective in the treatment of invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). High-risk SCC has a more guarded prognosis. OBJECTIVES To report the outcome of patients with high-risk SCCs treated with MMS. METHODS AND MATERIALS Two hundred fifteen patients with 260 high-risk cutaneous SCCs were reviewed in(More)
BACKGROUND Immunosuppression for solid organ transplantation is associated with increased incidence of internal and cutaneous malignant tumors, among which skin cancer is the most common. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects on cutaneous carcinogenesis when stopping therapy with immunosuppressive medications. OBSERVATIONS We followed the clinical course(More)
BACKGROUND Lentigo maligna (LM) is a subtype of melanoma in situ that typically develops on sun-damaged skin. Presentation may be quite subtle and delayed diagnosis is common. Clinical margins are often ill defined. Histologic evaluation can be difficult due to the widespread atypical melanocytes that are present in the background of long-standing sun(More)
BACKGROUND Primary mucinous carcinoma is an uncommon malignant cutaneous tumor which arises most commonly on the eyelid. While rarely causing death, recurrence following primary excision is common and widespread metastasis may occur. OBJECTIVE We report the first case of bilateral primary mucinous carcinoma of the eyelid. METHODS A lesion of the left(More)