Mohs chemosurgery

Mohs che·mo·sur·ger·y

(mōz),
a technique for removal of skin tumors with a minimum of normal tissue, by prior necrosis with zinc chloride paste, mapping of the tumor site, and excision and microscopic examination of frozen section of thin horizontal layers of tissue, until all of the tumor is removed. More recently, the preliminary step of chemical necrosis has been omitted.

Mohs che·mo·sur·ger·y

(mōz kē'mō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
A technique for removal of skin tumors with a minimum of normal tissue, by prior necrosis with zinc chloride paste, mapping of the tumor site, and excision and microscopic examination of frozen section of thin horizontal layers of tissue, until all of the tumor is removed. The preliminary step of chemical necrosis may be omitted.

Mohs,

Frederick E., U.S. surgeon, 1910-2002.
Mohs chemosurgery - a microscopically controlled technique for removal of skin tumors. Synonym(s): microscopically controlled surgery; Mohs micrographic surgery; Mohs surgery
Mohs fresh tissue chemosurgery technique - chemosurgery in which superficial cancers are excised after fixation in vivo.
Mohs micrographic surgery - Synonym(s): Mohs chemosurgery
Mohs surgery - Synonym(s): Mohs chemosurgery
Mohs technique
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All higher risk SCCs should be treated with Mohs chemosurgery if it is available; otherwise, surgery with excellent margin control is advisable.
Seven patients with modular, superficial, or infiltrative basal cell carcinoma were examined with confocal microscopy before and after each stage of Mohs surgery The technology was 100% sensitive and specific for identifying or ruling out the presence of tumor after the first stage of Mohs chemosurgery.