Mohs Surgery and Histopathology: Beyond the Fundamentals

Mohs Surgery and Histopathology: Beyond the Fundamentals

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by Ken Gross
     
 

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This book describes the methods a dermatologist, pathologist, or technician can use to optimize the Mohs technique in skin cancer treatment.See more details below

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This book describes the methods a dermatologist, pathologist, or technician can use to optimize the Mohs technique in skin cancer treatment.

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"A high-quality, concise book."
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Reviewer: Tara D Miller, MD (Peninsula Dermatologic Surgery)
Description: This book describes the Mohs surgical process in great detail, including techniques and methods used by Mohs surgeons and technicians from the bedside to the laboratory.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the methods Mohs surgeons-pathologists and Mohs technicians use to optimize the Mohs technique and produce the highest quality slides and the highest possible cure rates for skin cancers.
Audience: This book is written for a several audiences. Its main audience is practitioners, particularly Mohs surgeons. However, it would be very helpful for dermatology residents during their surgery rotations or for Mohs fellows, and it is also a valuable tool for Mohs technicians.
Features: The book begins with microscopy and tissue preparation including tips on optimizing the microscope and how to section and embed the tissue specimens. The next section delves into laboratory techniques, including how to stain the tissue, and multiple clinical pearls and trouble-shooting suggestions. The book then moves into Mohs mapping and a brief section on pathologic interpretation of the slides. Finally, it discusses special staining techniques and the various clinical templates used in Mohs surgery. This highly specialized book has few if any equivalents. The detailed discussion and photographs on tissue preparation, embedding, staining, and coverslipping are clear and helpful. The pearls and trouble-shooting sections throughout are also very useful. I appreciated the examples of consent forms and Mohs templates, which would be very helpful for someone starting up a practice. The pathology portion of the book is small and cursory, but teaching pathologic interpretation is not the stated mission of the book nor should it be. A few photos are of poor quality.
Assessment: This is a high-quality, concise book with a limited audience, namely Mohs surgeons, Mohs technicians, and dermatology residents and fellows. Dermatology and dermatologic surgery textbooks include brief chapters in on Mohs surgery but none that describe the process and laboratory techniques in this detail.

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ISBN-13:
9780511698651
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/17/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
16 MB
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