Nonmelanoma skin cancers of the ear: correlation between subanatomic location and post-Mohs micrographic surgery defect size.

@article{Duffy2009NonmelanomaSC,
  title={Nonmelanoma skin cancers of the ear: correlation between subanatomic location and post-Mohs micrographic surgery defect size.},
  author={Keith L. Duffy and Jeffrey K McKenna and Michael L Hadley and Payam Tristani-Firouzi},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={30-3}
}
BACKGROUND Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) of the ear can result in large defects with significant morbidity. OBJECTIVE To determine whether subanatomic location of NMSCs, based on ease of visualization of the ear, correlated with post-Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) defect size. METHODS A retrospective chart review of 142 post-MMS ear lesions was performed and categorized according to subanatomic location: the helix, antihelix, and tragus (Location 1); retroauricular (Location 2); and… CONTINUE READING