Mohs surgery

noun
variants: or Mohs micrographic surgery or Mohs technique

Medical Definition of Mohs surgery

: a surgical technique for the removal of skin cancers (such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) in which tissue is progressively removed to a depth and width at which the tissue is microscopically free of cancer Mohs surgery involves the excision of primarily nonmelanoma skin cancers with intraoperative evaluation of surgical margins with frozen section microscopy.— David Phillips Smack et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association, 25 Sept. 1996

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“Mohs surgery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Mohs%20surgery. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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