A prospective study of Mohs' micrographic surgery in two English centres.

Abstract

In this study we report the results of using Mohs' micrographic surgery (MMS) to treat 228 basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) in both a teaching and a district general hospital. The criteria for case selection and the 5-year recurrence rate of 3.8% are comparable with figures from the U.S.A. Our experience shows that high cure rates in difficult and, especially, recurrent tumours are obtainable using MMS in both a teaching and a district general hospital setting. Such treatment should be more widely available in the U.K. particularly as the incidence of BCCs is rising.

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@article{Julian1997APS, title={A prospective study of Mohs' micrographic surgery in two English centres.}, author={C G Julian and P W Bowers}, journal={The British journal of dermatology}, year={1997}, volume={136 4}, pages={515-8} }