Mohs surgery is called that surgical technique that is used to remove skin tumors, with the intention of obtaining the greatest guarantee of cure in the patient.
Mohs surgery applications to treat skin cancer
The applications of Mohs surgery are mainly the treatment of infiltrating basal cell carcinomas of more than 1cm in diameter, recurrent to other treatments or located in areas of greater risk of invasion, such as, for example, perioocular, preauricular, Frontotemporal, etc.. It is also of interest for the treatment of squamous carcinomas , malignant lentigo , dermatofibrosarcomas and other tumors.
Advantages of Mohs surgery versus other techniques
The main advantage of Mohs surgery lies in obtaining a higher cure rate and being able to remove the tumor , preserving more healthy tissue than by other techniques.
Among the disadvantages could be highlighted a greater economic cost, among others, the fact of involving more surgical time and the need for specialized personnel.
Difference between Mohs surgery and other skin cancer surgeries
The main difference between Mohs surgery and another skin cancer surgery is the better control of tumor margins, which, in turn, leads to a higher cure rate.
Is Mohs surgery at risk?
Mohs surgery carries no greater risk than conventional surgeries and the higher rate of healing allows Dermatology specialists to practice more ambitious reconstructions.