Dermatol Surg 2016 May;42(5):653-62
*Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia; †University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; ‡Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; §Department of Epidemiology, Epidemiology Data Center, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
: Consensus guidelines have defined select less common skin cancers appropriate for Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), as these tumors are characterized by asymmetric growth patterns that challenge conventional surgical extirpation of disease.Objective
: The authors aimed to define surgical patterns of care and to identify factors affecting treatment selection in the United States.Materials And Methods
: Retrospective cohort analysis of nonmetastatic nonmelanoma skin cancers deemed appropriate for MMS by American Academy of Dermatology/American College of Mohs Surgery/American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association/American Society for Mohs Surgery appropriate use criteria from the National Cancer Data Base from 1998 to 2012. Read More