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Mohs’ micrographic surgery for high-risk skin tumours

The goal of surgery in the management of any form of skin cancer is to completely remove the tumour. For the most common form of skin cancer – that is, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) – this is generally achieved by excising the tumour with a 3–4 mm margin of normal surrounding skin. Cure rates of about 90% can be achieved with this technique when treating well-defined, low-risk BCCs – such as nodular BCCs.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(3): 16–18
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