Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Nail Bed Carcinoma

The patient is s 70 yo man who was seen today for a three year follow-up of micrographic surgery for a sqaumous cell carcinoma of the nail bed. There is no evidence of recurrence and the results are cosmetically excellent.

I had another patient with a similar lesion. He was a VA patient and they did not approve him for microgrpahic surgery. He had the distal part of his thumb excised. Bizarre that health insurance trumps the interests of the patient.

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