The skin tumor is removed in a short procedure, primarily under local anesthesia, but other forms of anesthesia are available upon request.
The following steps must be taken into account for tumor removal:
- Complete removal of the tumor
- One-stage or multi-stage procedure
- Selection of the optimal reconstruction procedure
Complete removal of the tumor
The most important step in tumor therapy is the complete removal of the tumor. The removed tissue is prepared and microscopically examined by a specialist in pathology (tissue specialist). This is the only way to verify the exact tumor type. Furthermore, the pathological findings are used to assess whether all incision margins have been made in healthy tissue and whether there is sufficient safety distance between the tumor and the healthy tissue. If this is not the case, a further tumor removal (resection) must be performed.