Mohs' technique


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Mohs' technique

 [mōz]
a technique of microscopically controlled serial excision of skin cancers; the tissue to be removed is first fixed in situ with zinc chloride paste (Mohs' chemosurgery), or only serial excisions of fresh tissue are used for microscopic analysis (Mohs' surgery).
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