Authors: Frederik Gulmark Hansen, med.stud. and Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD
For region-specific procedures and cases, please choose the region in the menu to the left. This chapter gives you an overview and general guidelines for excisions of facial tumors.
- Age, gender
- Disposition of skin tumors
- Other diseases
- Sun exposure
- Evolving of the tumor: timeframe, bleeding, pain etc.
Assessment of skin and lymph nodes on scalp, face and neck.
- distance to important structures i.e. the eyelid or lip
- suspicion of deep infiltration in the subdermal complex (adhesion to underlying structures)
Preoperative Work-Up and Preparation for Surgery
- Well described tumor location and size (see above)
- Pausation of blood thinning medicine and all natural, herbal medicine including omega-3 fish oil
- Consider if the surgery should be performed in general or local anesthesia
Preoerative information should always include:
- Risk of infection
- Scars and their location (including keloid)
- Facial nerve damage with potential paralysis (if relevant)
- Stretching (deformation) of important structures i.e. eyelid ectropion
- Risk of tumor recurrence