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Treatment of digital skin cancers is challenging due to various functional and cosmetic implications. Traditionally, routine treatment includes radical amputation, but digital skin cancers are increasingly being treated with more conservative, tissue-sparing methods such as Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), which provides excellent tissue conservation and margin control when used to treat melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs). In this study, we conducted a retrospective chart review to evaluate clinical outcomes following MMS for treatment of digital melanoma and NMSCs.
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An increase in nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in younger patients has been reported. Many are treated with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS).
Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) has been used effectively to treat invasive melanoma.
Surgical excision (Mohs micrographic surgery) is the standard procedure to treat a melanoma, in which an in situ histologic examination of sectioned skin is carried out repeatedly until no cancer cell...
Surgical scar length is a common concern among patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS).
Differences in approach to repair a specified defect after Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) between specialties have not been previously examined.
The purpose of this study is to determine if immunofluorescence (IF) can effectively identify features of malignant melanoma in situ, on sun-damaged skin, in the setting of Mohs Micrograph...
Patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery frequently experience anxiety. It has been suggested that enhanced patient education prior to the procedure may decrease patient anxiety. The ...
This study will assess the anxiety that patients are experiencing during a Mohs micrographic surgery. The study will compare the feelings of anxiety experienced by patients returning for M...
The goal of this study is to determine if relaxation therapy improves patient satisfaction with Mohs micrographic surgery.
Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx)-Mohs Matched Pair - Cohort Study A Multi-Center Retrospective-Prospective Matched Pairs Cohort Study to Assess Long-term Clinical Outcomes of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Patients Treated With eBx Compared to Non-melanoma Skin C
This is a retrospective-prospective study design. Patients who completed treatment approximately 3 years (range of 2-4 years) at time of IRB approval of this study will be identified and a...
Soft tissue tumors or cancer arising from the mucosal surfaces of the LIP; oral cavity; PHARYNX; LARYNX; and cervical esophagus. Other sites included are the NOSE and PARANASAL SINUSES; SALIVARY GLANDS; THYROID GLAND and PARATHYROID GLANDS; and MELANOMA and non-melanoma skin cancers of the head and neck. (from Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 4th ed, p1651)
A surgical technique used primarily in the treatment of skin neoplasms, especially basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. This procedure is a microscopically controlled excision of cutaneous tumors either after fixation in vivo or after freezing the tissue. Serial examinations of fresh tissue specimens are most frequently done.
An unpigmented malignant melanoma. It is an anaplastic melanoma consisting of cells derived from melanoblasts but not forming melanin. (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
A cellular subtype of malignant melanoma. It is a pigmented lesion composed of melanocytes occurring on sun-exposed skin, usually the face and neck. The melanocytes are commonly multinucleated with a "starburst" appearance. It is considered by many to be the in situ phase of lentigo maligna melanoma.
Experimentally induced tumor that produces MELANIN in animals to provide a model for studying human MELANOMA.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...
Melanoma is a highly malignant tumor of melanin-forming cells (melanocytes) There are most commonly found in the skin (resulting from sunlight exposure), but also in the eyes and mucous membranes. Metastasis to other regions of the body is also common....
Acne Dermatology Eczema Psoriasis Wound Care Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders (Oxford Medical Dictionary). As well as studying how the skin works, dermatology covers...