Review and reappraisal of assessment parameters of second intention healing after Mohs micrographic surgery
Archives of dermatological research
Granulation; Mohs micrographic surgery; Second intention healing; Wound healing
Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is used to remove cutaneous tumors in cosmetically sensitive anatomic areas. Surgeons can provide several reconstructive options to patients following tumor removal, including primary closure, skin grafts, local, regional or free flaps, and secondary intention healing (SIH). Notably, with the advancement of surgical and reconstructive techniques, the use of second intention healing has declined and may be underutilized. This review aims to critically evaluate the literature regarding indications, anatomical considerations, advantages, and complications of second intention wound healing following Mohs surgery. We also offer reappraisal of SIH following MMS to promote evidence-based postoperative care.
Schwartzman, Gabrielle; Cartron, Alexander M.; and Khachemoune, Amor, "Review and reappraisal of assessment parameters of second intention healing after Mohs micrographic surgery" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 424.
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