Laurel L. Leithauser

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BACKGROUND The type of repair chosen to manage defects on the dorsal aspects of the hands and fingers can affect overall hand function. Preservation of manual function in these areas is critical. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of second-intention healing of defects on the dorsal surface of the hands and fingers after Mohs micrographic surgery and to(More)
BACKGROUND Compared with standard surgical excision, Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) provides superior cure rates for nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Although cure rates of NMSC approach 99% with MMS, local recurrences occasionally occur. OBJECTIVE The authors sought to identify histological features during frozen section examination that were associated(More)
Sebaceous carcinomas (SC) are rare adnexal tumors with possible aggressive behavior usually arising in the head and neck region of adults in the seventh decade of life. Treatment has traditionally been with surgical excision with 5-6 mm wide margins but Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) has also been reported as an effective treatment modality. We present a(More)
We report a case of a 60-year-old African American man who presented with a 4-year history of a previously asymptomatic, recently enlarging nodule on his left buttock, which was initially presumed to be an epidermoid cyst. Physical examination revealed a large, fixed, subcutaneous tumor, and a biopsy revealed merkel cell carcinoma. Immunohistochemical(More)
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