Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma.

@article{Zitelli1997MohsMS,
  title={Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma.},
  author={John A. Zitelli and Cindy Brown and Barbara H. Hanusa},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={37 2 Pt 1},
  pages={
          236-45
        }
}
BACKGROUND Mohs micrographic surgery is thought to be a useful therapy for cutaneous melanoma. Controversy persists, however, because there are few published reports that document its safety and efficacy. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the safety and efficacy of Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of cutaneous melanoma. METHODS A consecutive sample of 535 patients referred for treatment of 553 primary cutaneous melanomas was entered into the study. Of this sample, 99.5% of… CONTINUE READING
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