Intralesional Methotrexate & 5-Fluorouracil for Keratoacanthomas | Cheat Sheet
by Vishal A. Patel, MD | Michael J. Visconti, DO on
Keratoacanthomas are a low-grade, well-differentiated variant of squamous cell carcinoma. Characteristically, their abrupt-onset and crateriform microscopic findings assist with their differentiation from more aggressive squamous cell carcinoma. While surgical treatment remains a viable and appropriate option for their management, clinical scenarios (described below) may portend to better outcomes …
Pain Management After Dermatologic Surgery Cheat Sheet
postoperative pain
by Anna Bar, MD | Michael J. Visconti, DO on
Dermatologic surgery (particularly Mohs micrographic surgery) is associated with low overall postoperative pain that is largely readily resolvable with acetaminophen and ibuprofen. However, certain medical history and predisposing factors for postoperative pain (discussed below) may present scenarios where a broader repertoire of analgesics is required. In this Surgical Dermatology Cheat Sheet, we …
Methacrylate Polymer Powder Dressing for a Nasal Surgical Defect
Methacrylate Polymer Powder Dressing for a Nasal Surgical Defect
The fusion of technology and medicine has led to the advent of advanced wound healing techniques that may be adapted to the management of surgical defects. Shortened duration of healing and ease-of-use are two potential benefits under investigation. Here, Matthew J. Lin MD, Danielle P. Dubin BA, Aaron S. Farberg MD, Hooman Khorasani MD, David A. Kriegel MD describe a 65-year-old male with a nasal …