Mohs Surgery for Advanced Tumors of the Scalp

Wesley Y. Yu, Paul Salmon, Jason Thuener, Jeremy S. Bordeaux

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The scalp presents unique surgical challenges, and specialized techniques are sometimes required to achieve optimal results. Tumors arising on the scalp may also be at increased risk of complications such as in-transit metastasis and perineural invasion. OBJECTIVE: To review challenges to Mohs micrographic surgery on the scalp and techniques for successful tumor extirpation and reconstruction. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This article reviews our experience with tumors of the scalp including techniques that we have found helpful both for tumor removal and for reconstruction. CONCLUSION: Familiarity with the anatomy of the scalp as well as common challenges encountered during Mohs surgery may help improve outcomes and impart increase confidence to the practicing surgeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S110-S117
JournalDermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
Volume45
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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