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Eyelid basal cell carcinoma: non-Mohs excision, repair, and outcome
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  • Published on:
    Re: The role of Mohs excision in periocular basal cell carcinoma
    • S Hamada
    • Other Contributors:
      • V T Thaller

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Barnes et al for their interest in our study and for affording us the opportunity to correct some misinterpretations that others may also have made regarding our paper.

    We agree entirely that histological examination of the complete excision surface as suggested by Mohs would be the ideal one should aim at and that it would be superior to conventional bread loaf histological sect...

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    The role of Mohs excision in periocular basal cell carcinoma
    • Eric A Barnes, Consultant Ophthalmologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • A Jane Dickinson, James AA Langtry,Clifford M Lawrence

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the paper by Hamada et al 1, which draws a number of conclusions from a five year follow up study of 69 periocular BCCs treated by conventional surgery, and in particular suggests that there is no place for Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) in patients with periocular BCCs. MMS is the serial saucerisation excision with mapped horizontal tissue sections examining 100% of the surg...

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