Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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Stephen N. Snow, George R. Mikhail
Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2004 - Medical - 436 pages
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    Mohs Micrographic Surgery, an advanced treatment procedure for skin cancer, offers the highest potential for recovery—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 cancer—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 disfigurement
 

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Contents

ARTIFACTS IN FROZEN SECTIONS 373 47 MEDICALLEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
43
ORIGIN ANATOMY AND SPECIAL ANATOMIC SITES NOSE
89
ANATOMY OF THE HEAD AND NECK 15 11 PRECANCERS CANCERS
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INSTRUMENTATION AND SUTURES 33
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INDICATIONS 45
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MC USA MD
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TECHNIQUES OF EXCISION 55 Brent R Moody MD George J Hruza MD
139
LABORATORY AND 16 SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS
147
USE OF ZINC CHLORIDE FIXATIVE PASTE
289
BASIC FLAPS 201
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SKIN GRAFTS 207
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NURSING INTERVENTION 213 MB BS FACD
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WOUND DRESSINGS 219 Pedro L Briggs MD
319
IMMUNOLOGY OF 40 THE MOHS LABORATORY
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David R Lambert MD
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SKIN CANCER IN PEOPLE OF COLOR 259 UNCOMMON SKIN CANCERS
355

MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION 71 Paul O Larson MD
161
MELANOMA AND ATYPICAL NEVI 31 GENODERMATOSES PREDISPOSING
169
INVASIVE MELANOMA
178
TREATMENT OF RARE MALIGNANCIES
277
DIGITAL CAMERAS
401
OFFICE EFFICIENCY 381
409
DOCUMENTATION AND CODING 385 Glogau MD
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Dr. Stephen N. Snow is professor of dermatology and surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.  He trained with Frederic Mohs for two years and has been practicing Mohs surgery for over twenty years. Dr. George R. Mikhail, Frederic Mohs’ first student, was formerly director of the Mohs Surgery Section of the Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, Michigan.

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