Surgical removal of malignant skin tumours

Surgical removal of malignant skin tumours

For most malignant skin tumours, surgical removal is the therapy of choice. The operations are performed in our certified operating theatre under local anaesthesia. On the day of the operation you can eat normally and take your usual medication. Blood thinners (such as Aspirin, Marcoumar or Xarelto) do not have to be discontinued either.

In the case of larger skin tumours, skin may have to be displaced (so-called flap plastic) or skin transplanted from another part of the body. Before each operation, your dermatologist will inform you about the procedure and the pre- and post-operative measures required. It is important for us to achieve an optimal cosmetic result. Scar care is also very important for this. You will be instructed on how to remove the sutures.

Among the most common malignant skin tumors are:
– Basal cell carcinomas (form of white skin cancer)
– Spinocellular carcinomas (form of white skin cancer)
– Melanomas (black skin cancer)

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