Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2018 Apr;61(4):212-216. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2016.17363.

Application of Mohs Surgery to the Treatment of Basosquamous Cell Carcinoma Originating from the Auricle

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Busan, Korea. o3jdoc@hanmail.net


Complete removal is most important in treating the malignant tumor from the auricle, but the cosmetic and reconstructive plan after removal should also be considered because auricular appearance contributes enormously to the facial aesthetics. Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), which is commonly used in dermatology, is considered as minimal marginal surgery that offers superior cure rates in the treatment of facial skin cancer. Therefore, MMS could provide a minimally invasive way to manage the malignant tumor of the auricle. This article reports that basosquamous cell carcinoma arising in the auricle was treated with wide resection combined with MMS. Conclusively, we could accomplish the surgical purpose of both completely removing the tumor and maintaining the auricular aesthetic shape by additionally introducing MMS in the treatment.


Auricle; Basosquamous cell carcinoma; Mohs'surgery
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