Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery, an advanced treatment procedure for skin cancer, offers the highest potential for recoverya€”even 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 cancera€”up 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 disfigurementFor each subsequent image, use the same focus setting and move the camera toward or away from the subject until the ... Digital images can be used to assist the Mohs surgeon with intraoperative mapping of tissue specimens. ... Attaching post-Mohs defect images to an e-mail is an effective way of providing important information about the defect to a repair surgeon, and it ... Using the cameraa#39;s LCD , the surgeon can show the patient the defect immediately after the image is taken .

Title:Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Author: Stephen N. Snow, George R. Mikhail
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2004

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