Re: Mohs Procedure

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From:Mequita Praet <>
Date:Fri, 18 Jun 1999 19:13:01 -0400
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Mohs is a name for the surgical procedure. It differs from typical frozen
sections on skin because the surgeon bevels the specimen instead of taking 95%
angles.  It seems to me, there are a lot of differing techniques for the inking
and labeling of Mohs specimens. The tech will have to clarify with the doctor
how he wants her to do this. The Mohs techniques ensures you see the entire
vertical, as well as, horizontal margins. However, it is still a frozen
section. Remind the tech if he/she is proficient with frozen sectioning this is
just a variation of the technique. She is still the expert. Let me know if I
can be of further help.
Mequita Praet
Lab Manager
Dermatology Associates wrote:

>      I am posting this question for a colleague of mine.....
>      What exactly is the purpose of the Mohs procedure and does anyone have
>      a protocol for performing this ? She will be getting these specimens
>      very soon and has no experience with these type of cases.  Any
>      information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Since she
>      does not have access to the Histonet, please feel free to send any
>      responses to me and I will forward them to her.  Thank you in advance
>      for your help.....Have a great day....:)
>      Vicki Gauch
>      Albany Medical Center
>      Albany, NY

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