Mohs micrographic surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Melanoma (MMS-M) | Cheat Sheet
Mohs micrographic surgery
by Michael J. Visconti, DO on
Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma (MMS-M) has sharply risen by 304% in a 15-year interval, despite consistent recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). The aim of this therapeutic cheat sheet is to provide a high-yield literature review of the most pertinent data related to MMS-M. Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Melanoma (MMS-M) ●      MMS for …
Intralesional Methotrexate & 5-Fluorouracil for Keratoacanthomas | Cheat Sheet
keratoacanthomas
by Vishal A. Patel, MD | Michael J. Visconti, DO on
Keratoacanthomas are a low-grade, well-differentiated variant of squamous cell carcinoma. Characteristically, their abrupt-onset and crateriform microscopic findings assist with their differentiation from more aggressive squamous cell carcinoma. While surgical treatment remains a viable and appropriate option for their management, clinical scenarios (described below) may portend to better outcomes …
Pain Management After Dermatologic Surgery Cheat Sheet
postoperative pain
by Anna Bar, MD | Michael J. Visconti, DO on
Dermatologic surgery (particularly Mohs micrographic surgery) is associated with low overall postoperative pain that is largely readily resolvable with acetaminophen and ibuprofen. However, certain medical history and predisposing factors for postoperative pain (discussed below) may present scenarios where a broader repertoire of analgesics is required. In this Surgical Dermatology Cheat Sheet, we …
JDD Issue Highlights | May 2022
Mohs
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The May 2022 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) focuses on skin cancer and features other topics such as fungal infections, updates on new topical advances, and Mohs micrographic surgery. We share this month’s issue highlights straight from the JDD Editor’s desk: Insights in Skin of Color Patients With Atopic Dermatitis and the Role of Skincare in Improving Outcomes concludes …
Most Patient-Oriented Video Resources Do Not Comprehensively Explain Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS)
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
INTRODUCTION Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is increasingly utilized for treatment of skin cancer, however the technique used is markedly different than other surgical modalities.1,2 Explaining MMS to patients is difficult, and anxiety following a skin cancer diagnosis likely leads many to seek out additional resources to supplement their understanding.3,4 It is unclear how accurate and comp …