Patients that suffer from benign or malignant skin tumor are often presented for tumor removal and reconstruction. Accurate diagnosis is crucial in the following treatment plan. There are different types of skin and soft tissue tumors and some require immediate intervention.
A great deal of statistical information about skin cancer is found in http://www.skin cancer.org. The most prevalent malignant neoplasm is BCC (basal cell carcinoma) followed by SCC (squamous cell carcinoma) and melanoma. Many other premalignant and malignant tumors are found but to describe them is beyond the scope of this chapter. Of special note is sarcoma an aggressive soft tissue and bone tumor that could be life-threatening. Tumor surgical extirpation and reconstruction by local, distant or free flaps is the treatment of choice.