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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 268-270

Basal cell carcinoma of pinna

Department of ENT, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, Central Railway, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Deepak Dalmia
Department of ENT, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Central Railway Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai - 400 027, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_54_20

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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant tumor of facial skin due to its anatomical characteristics; complete removal of BCC of pinna is a challenging task. Our study describes surgical excision with adequate margin as one of the treatment modalities. A 62-year-old male presented with a painless swelling over the left pinna (cymba conchae). Biopsy proved to be BCC. The mass was surgically excised with 0.5-cm margin, and the defect was closed with a split-thickness skin graft. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of BCC. The patient's postoperative healed scar is cosmetically acceptable, and he has no recurrence.

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