This is the case of a 67-year-old female with a history of basal cell skin cancer on the bridge of her nose. She was otherwise healthy. She needed an excision in the operating room with frozen sections of the specimen sent to pathology while the patient was on the table.
Once the pathologist told us all her margins were clear of any residual cancer cells, the reconstruction was performed.
We took a small skin graft from her neck along one of her neck line wrinkles to blend in the scar. The skin graft was then sewn into the defect of the bridge of her nose. The patient was sedated throughout the procedure and local anesthesia was injected into the nose and the neck area where the skin graft was taken. The patient experienced minimal to no discomfort. Looking at her photos, one can see that the skin graft blended I very well making for a successful reconstruction.