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Pivotal flaps can be a preferable excision method for lesions which can’t be excised using an ellipse. However this method requires a great degree of planning as considerable tension may be present and extensive undermining needed to close the excision without tension. In the short video below (Part I), surgical lecturer Tony Dicker demonstrates how to plan and perform a pivotal flap with optimal outcomes. This is a video sample from the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery. Continue reading “A Quick Guide to Pivotal Flaps [Part 1]”
In this short skin cancer update video, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano presents the new AJCC classification of melanoma which has just been released. There are two main changes as compared to the 2009 version which are important for your skin cancer practice.
If you perform non-surgical and surgical skin cancer treatments in your practice, you might be interested in the video below. Experienced skin cancer doctor Tony Dicker shares his experience in dealing with insurance companies to ensure you are covered for the skin cancer services you provide to your patients. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Surgery – Medico-Legal Regulations”
If you perform skin cancer surgery in your practice, please take 10 minutes to view the below video with experienced skin cancer doctor Colin Armstrong. Dr Armstrong demonstrates on real-life examples how to perform surgical undermining on the forehead, cheek, chin, back, zygoma, lateral thigh, leg and forearm to minimise the tension on the wound margins, facilitate closure and enhance the cosmetic outcome. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Therapeutics – Surgical Undermining”
In the video below, Dr Ayres explains the key aspects of diagnosing skin cancer in general practice, including why it is important to take patient history before a skin examination, how to perform a full-body skin check, and what to do with its outcomes – biopsy, excise or refer. Continue reading “Golden Rules for Diagnosing Skin Cancer in Primary Care”
This week we have another case discussion from Dr Slavko Doslo. An 86-year-old patient presented with a chest infection. When examined, noticed a large mole on his back.
Please describe what you see from the clinical and dermoscopy images. Is it Seb K or melanoma? Why? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 March]”
Case discussion. A 77-year-old male presents with a request to drain a lump on his elbow. Another GP drained the lump previously.
Please describe what you see. How would you manage this situation?
This week we have another interesting case discussion from Dr Slavko Doslo. An 88-year-old patient with past history of melanoma presented for skin check that revealed a suspicious lesion.
Describe what you see from the clinical and dermoscopy images. How would you biopsy this lesion? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [29 January]”
This week we have another learning opportunity with a simple, real life and everyday scenario from Dr Slavko Doslo. An 83-year-old patient presented for skin check and noted a suspicious lesion on the shoulder.
From the clinical and dermoscopy images, describe what you notice. How you would biopsy this lesion? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [15 January]”
Don’t miss the second part in the lecture series “Prior Planning and Proper Preparation Prevent Piss-Poor Performance” with experienced skin cancer doctor Jonny Levy. Dr Levy discusses the surgical excision of a lesion on his patient’s chin and shares a few tricks of the trade on how to plan for surgery and how to reduce the risk of poor scarring when operating on this sensitive area, often swollen from anaesthetics. Continue reading “How to Plan for Surgery to Avoid Poor Performance [Part 2]”