Malignant Melanoma Removal

This case is a malignant melanoma removal in front of woman’s ear.

The initial mark was a Congenital Naevus i.e. “birthmark”.

It is rare for these birthmarks to become malignant – but it does happen.

The woman was told by several doctors that it posed no problem, even though it had changed, because it was something she was born with.

The take home message is that any changing “mole” should be treated as suspicious and melanoma must be excluded.

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Posted: November 14th, 2013

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Significant Breast Asymmetry Corrected

Significant breast asymmetry was corrected with a staged approach with repositioning of the left breast and nipple followed by bilateral breast augmentation. (more…)

Posted: May 23rd, 2012

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Lip Reconstruction

Defects in the lower lip involving more than 50% of the lip need something more complex than a few sutures. In this lip reconstruction case I have “borrowed” tissue (a flap) from the upper lip to repair the large lower lip defect following tumour excision. The bridge carrying the blood supply for the flap is left for 2 weeks. During this time the flap develops a new blood supply and the bridge can be safely divided.

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Posted: April 19th, 2012

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