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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Could growing of cartilage be related to sinus infection?

I had a basal cell cancer on my nose 17 years ago. I had MOH s surgery. I had a plastic surgeon repair immediately after I get checked for skin cancer at least once a year I m concerned the spot on my nose might be the skin cancer again. It is red in exact spot. I have been to my original dr. And dr that did my surgery to show them My nose throbs at times and looks swollen. I went to a nose Dr that my specialist recommended. He said it doesn t look like a suspicious lump but cartilege is growing. He mentioned I might want to see a plastic surgeon if it continues. Any suggestions? Could it b sinus infection? It throbs at different times.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Read and understood your history of surgery for cancer on the nose and now you have redness and edema.

The possible way to know whether there is a recurrence of cancer are:
High resolution Ultrasonography.

Cartilages can / may not grow like this.
The redness could have been due to hypertrophy of the scar.

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