Dec 7, 2010

How Effective is Mohs Surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma?

In a retrospective case series, for BCC, the five-year recurrence rate has been reported to be:

  • Primary: 1.7% for Mohs versus 10.1% for standard excision (Rowe,1989; Thissen, 1999)
  • Recurrent: 5.6% for Mohs versus 17.4% for standard excision (Rowe, 1989)

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