The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



O-Z plasty

Photo by Professor Chua

A 65 year-old man presented with a lesion in the left medial canthus. The lesion had been present for the past 9 months and had got progressively bigger and bled easily on scratching. The feature was suggestive of basal cell carcinoma. The lesion was excised with a 3 mm margin. The histology confirmed basal cell carcinoma with tumour-free margins. The defect was covered with an O-Z plasty as shown.


A left medial canthal lesion.


The same lesion on close-up. The upper eyelid also had a co-existing naevus which was excised simultaneously.


The lesion was excised with a 3mm margin and an O-Z plasty used to reconstruct the defect.


The eye at one-day post-operative.


The eye at one-week post-operative.


Apparent of the eye at two-week post-operative.

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