Mohs and Plastic Surgery for Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Situ on Nasal Tip*

Procedure Details

This 73 year old female was referred to our office for a squamous cell carcinoma in situ (bowen's disease) on her nasal tip. According to the patient, the lesion had been present for 3 years and had been treated elsewhere with cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen). Mohs surgery and reconstruction were performed by Dr. Thornwell Parker. Due to the location and size of the defect, closure was completed by use of a trilobe flap. Suture removal was done 6 days later. Steroid injections and dermabrasion were utilize to further refine her scar. While the patient is happy with the smoothness of the scar, her rosacea has flared up around it and has had one photofacial (BBL) treatment to help reduce the redness. While rosacea is a chronic skin condition, teaching has been done to help patient keep rosacea from flaring up through use of topical medications and BBL treatments.


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