MOHS Reconstruction

MOHS Reconstruction

MOHS technique is a very effective method to remove common skin cancer and widely performed by many dermatologists. Typically, once skin cancer is confirmed to be completely removed by MOHS technique, dermatologists can close the defect by suturing. However, in some instances, the defect after skin cancer is too large to close primarily or direct closure may cause significant deformity of the area. In those instances, the patients are usually referred to a plastic surgeon who specializes in wound closure by advanced techniques such as local skin flaps or skin graft. Most common such sites are the nose. Cancer over the nose often results in a large defect or, due to the tight skin of the nose, the defect cannot be closed directly, necessitating skin flap or skin graft.