Complications in mohs surgery

Jordan B. Slutsky, Scott Fosko

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Abstract

Even with appropriate patient selection, careful surgical planning, and meticulous surgical technique, complications can occur during and after Mohs micrographic surgery and wound reconstruction. Thankfully, the complication rates for Mohs surgery are low and studies have consistently demonstrated the safety of Mohs in the outpatient setting, even in the nonagenarian population.1,2,3 Knowledge of potential complications, a focus on prevention and early detection, and appropriate management are paramount. This chapter reviews complications as they may occur during and after Mohs surgery in chronological order. The focus is on surgery of the head and neck, given the highest rates of Mohs at these sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMohs and Cutaneous Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationMaximizing Aesthetic Outcomes
PublisherCRC Press
Pages55-85
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781482221374
ISBN (Print)9781482221367
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Slutsky, J. B., & Fosko, S. (2014). Complications in mohs surgery. In Mohs and Cutaneous Surgery: Maximizing Aesthetic Outcomes (pp. 55-85). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b17782