Safety, complications and patients' acceptance of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) under local anaesthesia - results from the UK MAPS (Mohs Acceptance and Patient Safety) Collaboration Group

W. Hussain (Lead / Corresponding author), A. Affleck, F. Al-Niaimi, A. Cooper, E. Craythorne, C. Fleming, V. Ghura, J. Langtry, C. Lawrence, S. Loghdey, L. Naysmith, T. Oliphant, R. Rahim, S. Rice, M. Sivaramkrishan, G. Stables, S. Varma, R. Mallipeddi

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    Abstract

    By virtue of its tissue sparing properties and assessment of 100% of the margin of excised specimens, MMS is regarded as the gold-standard surgical treatment of high-risk non-melanoma skin cancers of the head and neck. From its original inception in the 1940s, modern day MMS has evolved to become a fresh tissue surgical technique, using frozen section margin control performed under local anaesthesia in an out-patient or day-case setting. In the UK, the increasing burden of skin cancer has resulted in a greater demand for MMS with over 32 units across the country providing the technique. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)806-808
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
    Volume176
    Issue number3
    Early online date5 Jul 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2017

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    Hussain, W., Affleck, A., Al-Niaimi, F., Cooper, A., Craythorne, E., Fleming, C., Ghura, V., Langtry, J., Lawrence, C., Loghdey, S., Naysmith, L., Oliphant, T., Rahim, R., Rice, S., Sivaramkrishan, M., Stables, G., Varma, S., & Mallipeddi, R. (2017). Safety, complications and patients' acceptance of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) under local anaesthesia - results from the UK MAPS (Mohs Acceptance and Patient Safety) Collaboration Group. British Journal of Dermatology, 176(3), 806-808. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.14843