Basal cell carcinoma mimicking intranasal tumor: treatment by Munich method of micrographic surgery

A rare case of basal cell carcinoma mimicking an expansive intranasal tumor in the left nostril is reported. Through the Munich micrographic surgery method, it was possible to demonstrate that the tumor originated from the apparently normal nose skin. Since this micrographic surgery is a tri-dimensional method, it enables a more accurate study of the specimen. Some peculiar aspects of the micrographic surgery using the Munich method are discussed, thus contributing to further understanding about the concept of microscopically controlled surgeries.

Mohs surgery; Pathology, surgical; Reoperation; Skin neoplasms; Surgery

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