Mohs Micrographic Surgery, an advanced treatment procedure for skin cancer, offers the highest potential for recoveryaeven if the skin cancer has been previously treated. This procedure is a state-of-the-art treatment in which the physician serves as surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. It relies on the accuracy of a microscope to trace and ensure removal of skin cancer down to its roots. This procedure allows dermatologists trained in Mohs Surgery to see beyond the visible disease and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue unharmed. This procedure is most often used in treating two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The cure rate for Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the highest of all treatments for skin canceraup to 99 percent even if other forms of treatment have failed. This procedure, the most exact and precise method of tumor removal, minimizes the chance of regrowth and lessens the potential for scarring or disfigurementDermatology (manual). Available at: ... Surgical pearl: Digital imaging for mapping Mohs surgical specimens. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000:43:712-713. Lin BB, Taylor RS. ... 2000:39:561-575. ... Blackman J. Gorman P. Lohensohn R, Kraemer D, Svingen S. The usefulness of handheld computers in a surgical group practice.
|Title||:||Mohs Micrographic Surgery|
|Author||:||Stephen N. Snow, George R. Mikhail|
|Publisher||:||Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2004|