Wound Healing in Oncologic Dermatosurgery

  • R. Rompel
  • J. Petres
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The major aim of oncologic dermatosurgery is curative treatment of the malignant tumor; this is best done by total elimination of the neoplastic tissue. Depending on the location and the size of the tumor the resulting defect may cause severe functional impairment for the patient. Tumors of the head and neck often affect important organs such as the nose, ears, lips or the orbital region [9, 11, 18]. Total tumor clearance leads to varying degrees of destruction of those structures. Therefore, the second step in oncologic dermatosurgery is optimal reconstruction, taking both functional and aesthetic aspects into consideration.


Basal Cell Carcinoma Wound Healing Process Wide Local Excision Pedicled Flap Wind Margin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Rompel
    • 1
  • J. Petres
    • 1
  1. 1.HautklinikStädtische Kliniken KasselKasselGermany

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