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BACKGROUND Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an uncommon tumor of the skin. Clinically, it often masquerades as a benign, indolent tumor on the trunk and extremities. Microscopically, it extends far beyond assessed clinical margins, spreading locally in the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, and muscle. The local recurrence rate in patients with DFSP who(More)
Metastatic basal cell carcinoma was found in 12 patients at the University of Wisconsin Mohs Surgery Clinic during the period 1936 to 1989. All patients were white men. The time of onset of the primary tumor ranged from childhood to 71 years. Eleven patients had previous treatment for basal cell carcinoma; two patients had received x-ray radiation to the(More)
Lanthionine ketimine (LK) represents a poorly understood class of thioethers present in mammalian CNS. Previous work has indicated high-affinity interaction of LK with synaptosomal membrane protein(s), but neither LK binding partners nor specific bioactivities have been reported. In this study, LK was chemically synthesized and used as an affinity agent to(More)
Eccrine porocarcinoma is a rare tumor of the skin. We report a case on the chin that was successfully treated with Mohs surgery. In our review of the world's literature 105 cases were compiled. The tumor most often occurs in the elderly and affects men more frequently than women. It may develop from a preexisting benign poroma and may also appear as a(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic basal cell carcinoma (MBCC) is rare. Risk factors for the development of MBCC include a history of persistent basal cell carcinoma (BCC) for many years, refractory to conventional methods of treatment and previous radiation treatment either in early adulthood or for localized cancer. Most MBCC originate from large tumors. METHODS The(More)
Only 10% of all basal cell carcinomas are located on the trunk. Giant basal cell carcinomas are rare and are preferentially located on the trunk. We report two giant basal cell carcinomas of the trunk, one of which was fatal. Our review also includes a summary of previously reported cases of giant basal cell carcinoma. An analysis of these cases discloses(More)
BACKGROUND Ocular sebaceous carcinoma (SC) is a rare tumor of the eyelids. Clinically it frequently involves the upper lid in older women. Microscopically it tends to extend far beyond its assessed clinical margins. SC is characterized by a variety of tissue invasion mechanisms. It may spread by direct extension, be multifocal in advanced cases, and develop(More)
BACKGROUND Second-intention healing over exposed bone is considered by some to be subject to the complications of pain, infection, and nonhealing. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine would healing by second intention over exposed scalp or facial bone after Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer. METHODS The chart records of all patients treated(More)
Malignant cylindroma may develop via malignant transformation of cylindroma in rare instances or may develop de novo in others. We present a case of malignant cylindroma located on the left parietal-occipital scalp that was treated twice by Mohs micrographic surgery in an attempt to excise the tumor completely and to minimize the excision of normal tissue.(More)