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I had MOHs procedure performed on my ear to remove cancer.

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I had MOHs procedure performed on my ear to remove cancer. The surgeon attempted to restore my ear by transplanting skin from my ear lobe. I was told it failed and could have been to many different causes. I had no infection during my recovery. Would you have more specific reasons why the graft failed.
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

the skin cancer could have been too deep and the moh's surgery may have needed to cut too deep to be able to save the cartilage to be able to restore your ear.

was the moh's surgery very deep?

I am a cancer doctor

that is why I prefer radiation therapy for skin cancers on the ear. there is no surgery needed and the radiation kills the skin cancer and leaves the ear structure alone for better cosmetic results.