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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Aug;25(3):291-301. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2017.03.002. Epub 2017 May 20.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the Management of Cutaneous Malignancies.

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1
Department of Dermatology, Baylor Scott and White Health and Texas A&M Health Science Center, 409 West Adams Avenue, Temple, TX 76501, USA.
2
Department of Dermatology, Baylor Scott and White Health and Texas A&M Health Science Center, 409 West Adams Avenue, Temple, TX 76501, USA. Electronic address: Katherine.fiala@bswhealth.org.

Abstract

Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized form of skin cancer surgery in which the Mohs surgeon acts as both surgeon and pathologist. The procedure is characterized by its histopathologic margin control and ability to spare tissue, particularly in cosmetically sensitive locations. Mohs surgery is known for both limiting the size of the final defect and its high cure rate. In this review, the authors highlight indications for the procedure, detail the technique itself, discuss cutaneous tumors for which Mohs micrographic surgery is indicated, and present the economic benefit of Mohs surgery.

KEYWORDS:

Appropriate use criteria; Mohs; Mohs micrographic surgery; Skin cancer

PMID:
28676157
DOI:
10.1016/j.fsc.2017.03.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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