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Delayed Skin Cancer Diagnosis Results In Complicated Removal ONCOLOGY Expert Case

Delayed Skin Cancer Diagnosis Results In Complicated Removal

This case involves a 56-year-old male patient who presented to his dermatologist with a mole on his chin. The dermatologist diagnosed him with an infected hair follicle, prescribed topical treatment, and recommended follow up in 2 weeks. During the fol …

Surgical Oncologist Fails To Remove Clip Following Mastectomy ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 31 year-old-female with a family history of breast cancer who was suspected to have a marker for developing breast cancer in the future. A biopsy of her left breast showed atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), a retroareolar, and a  …

Skin Cancer Patient Relapses After Delayed Treatment ONCOLOGY Expert Case

Skin Cancer Patient Relapses After Delayed Treatment

This case involves a 45-year-old female patient who had a biopsy done of a growth on her neck. The specimen was described as basal cell carcinoma but the patient’s mass was not surgically resected at the time of diagnosis. Two months later, the patient …

Dermatologist Fails To Diagnose Skin Cancer In Symptomatic Patient ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 52-year-old woman who was treated annually by a dermatologist for lesions. Her dermatologist assessed the lesions on her neck as actinic, and she was treated with liquid nitrogen. Several months later, the lesion on the patient’s  …

Patient Develops Fungal Infection Following Lung Surgery ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who presented to her primary care physician with a persistent cough. An x-ray showed a large mass in the right lung and the patient was referred to a thoracic surgeon. The thoracic surgeon ordered a CT and PET scan w …

Dermatologist Does Not Request Testing For Patient With Recurrent Cancer ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged female patient that was diagnosed with recurrent basal cell cancer. After several years of treatment, the patient informed her dermatologist that her chest had become disfigured. The patient’s dermatologist noted that t …

Delayed Cancer Diagnoses Leaves Infant Permanently Paralyzed ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 7-month-old male patient whose right leg was not moving with the same range of motion as the left. He was admitted for a workup, but X-rays and a skeletal survey came back negative. Although the nurse noted that the infant wasn’t  …