Mohs' technique


Mohs' technique
Mohs' technique n a chemosurgical technique for the removal of skin malignancies in which excision is made to a depth at which the tissue is microscopically free of cancer called also Mohs' chemosurgery
Mohs 'mōz Frederic Edward (1910-2002)
American surgeon. Mohs served for many years as professor of surgery and chief of the chemosurgery clinic at the University of Wisconsin. He discovered and developed the clinical use of chemosurgery for the microscopically controlled excision of cancer of the skin, lip, parotid gland, and other external structures.

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