Immediate, optimal reconstruction of facial lentigo maligna and melanoma following total peripheral margin control.

@article{Jejurikar2007ImmediateOR,
  title={Immediate, optimal reconstruction of facial lentigo maligna and melanoma following total peripheral margin control.},
  author={Sameer S Jejurikar and Gregory H. Borschel and Timothy M. Johnson and Lori Lowe and David L. Brown},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 5},
  pages={1249-55}
}
BACKGROUND Peripheral margin control of lentigo maligna and melanoma on the head and neck can be problematic. Frozen sections are unreliable, and conventional histopathology cannot examine the entire margin. Customary treatment involves wide excision and dressing care or skin graft coverage until histopathologic evaluation is complete, as reexcision is frequently required because of positive margins. Wound contraction, donor-site morbidity, and additional procedures before reconstruction are… CONTINUE READING

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