Mohs micrographic surgery for basal cell carcinoma: evaluation of the indication criteria and predictive factors for extensive subclinical spread.

@article{Hoorens2016MohsMS,
  title={Mohs micrographic surgery for basal cell carcinoma: evaluation of the indication criteria and predictive factors for extensive subclinical spread.},
  author={Isabelle Hoorens and A Batteauw and Georges O G Van Maele and K Lapiere and Barbara Boone and Katia Ongenae},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={174 4},
  pages={847-52}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is rising and BCC treatment has an important impact on healthcare budget. Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) has the highest 5-year cure rate but is an expensive technique. OBJECTIVES To study the indication criteria for MMS, using a series of 1062 patients treated for facial BCCs between 1998 and 2011. METHODS The accuracy of the indication criteria was evaluated by comparing the characteristics of BCC requiring one vs. more than one… CONTINUE READING