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Clinical Cases in Skin Cancer Surgery and Treatment


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Malignant melanoma of the Ear: Mastoid Interpolation Flap Reconstruction Tips.- One technique fits all: the versatility of the full thickness graft on the lateral wall of the nose.- Islands on the cheek: island flaps on the cheek and a modified oblique-sigmoid flap.- Rotation Flaps of the Scalp: study of the design, planning and biomechanics of single, double and triple pedicle flaps.- Double-advancement ‘H’ Flaps for very large defects of the forehead: design, planning and the use of sub-periosteal dissection to increase mobility.- The Modified Rhomboid flap: an improvement on the traditional technique and its use in defects of the ala nasi.- The Keystone Design Perforator Island Flap: an easy option for the lower limb, but how does it actually work?.- Amelanotic Malignant melanoma of the toe presenting as an ulcer: management and biopsy guidelines.- Revisiting the halo graft – why does it heal faster when compared to conventional split-skin grafts?.- Balloon Cell Nevi and Balloon Cell Melanomas – what are they?.- Topical treatment of skin cancers and the risks of ‘fighting fire with fire.- When a Lipoma wasn’t a Lipoma.- How small is small for a melanoma?.- Multiple Basal Cell Carcinomas and Superficial Radiation Therapy.- Adenocystic Carcinoma.- Sebaceous Carcinoma.- Metastatic Cutaneous Adenocarcinoma.- Zosteriform Cutaneous Metastasis.

About the Author

Dr. Sharad P. Paul holds senior academic positions in skin cancer and surgery at the universities of Queensland and Auckland. After residency training in general and plastic surgery, he is in full-time skin cancer practice. He is a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. He has received several commendations for his work in the field of cutaneous surgery and skin cancer surgery Dr Sharad P. Paul also holds a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Glasgow, and in 2012 was a finalist for the 'New Zealander of the Year' award. Called 'Renaissance Man' by Canvas magazine, and 'Polymath' by Good magazine, Dr. Paul was named 'Open Heart Surgeon' by TIME magazine in 2008. Dr. Robert A. Norman is a board-certified dermatologist and family practitioner who has been in practice for over 25 years. He is a faculty member for five medical schools and has been honored with numerous service and teaching awards, including Physician of the Year (2005) and Distinguished Service Award (2007) in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida, Tampa Bay Medical Hero Award (2008), and the Haddasah Humanitarian Award (2012). He has been the editor and contributing writer of seven textbooks on Geriatrics and Geriatric Dermatology and published over 150 articles in various major media publications. Dr. Norman has a private practice and is the chief physician and owner of Dermatology Healthcare, founded in 1994, which delivers essential skin care services for nursing home patients. He provides many national and international lectures each year. He also has both MPH and MBA degrees and recently acquired the Doctor of Humane Letters after providing the commencement address at a major university.


“The purpose is to teach dermatologists how to choose appropriate flaps and grafts for closing surgical defects from skin tumor removals. The audience is dermatological surgeons. … There is something for everyone to learn in this book.” (Patricia Wong, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2016)

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