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Otorinolaringologia 2010 March;60(1):27-9

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Facial mutilant nasal basalioma

Mevio E. 1, Artesi L. 1, Mullace M. 1, Di Giuseppe P. 2, Vercesi F. 2

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Fornaroli Hospital, Magenta, Milan, Italy
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, Fornaroli Hospital, Magenta, Milan, Italy


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The prosthetic rehabilitation is a surgical alternative in functional-aestetic facial reconstruction when the conventional reconstructive surgery cannot be applied because of phisical and psychophisical patient condition or because of extended loss of substance. We present a case of a phagedenic nasal basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Radical surgery was performed in order to remove the mass. Subsequently, the loss of substance on the face was covered by a skin graft. After a one-year follow up, the patient was free of disease and was used a nasal epistheses to cover the remaining nasal loss of substance.

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