Mohs Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is a precise surgical technique of progressively removing thin layers of cancer containing skin until only cancer free skin remains. It is used in cases of skin cancer generally on an out-patient basis.

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Mohs surgery may be required in the following conditions:

  • A mole that suddenly becomes tender and painful
  • A mole that begins oozing, bleeding etc.
  • Sudden pigmentation of a mole
  • A dark spot near or next to an existing mole

Prior to Mohs surgery, it is essential to carry out the following:

  • Biopsy
  • Microscopic examination

The steps involved in Mohs surgery are:

  • Surgical removal of the tissue
  • Mapping the tissue followed by freezing & cutting (by a Cryostat), staining the tissue either with eosin & hematoxylin or with toluidine blue
  • Interpretation of these stained tissues by using microscopic slides
  • Reconstructing the defect if possible

The risks involved in Mohs surgery are:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Drainage
  • Infections

After Mohs surgery, it is essential to keep in mind the following:

  • Specific instructions about wound & reconstructed area are given by the doctor which has to be followed
  • Usually the area repaired is covered with a bandage for at least one week
  • In case of non-absorbable stitches the period may range to two weeks or more until the stitches are removed


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