Micrographic surgey for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers of the head and neck


ELÇİN G. , ÖZER S. , GÖKÖZ Ö. , YÜCEL Ö. T. , OZAYGEN G. E. , AKAN T.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, cilt.50, ss.2-9, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/turkderm.23334
  • Dergi Adı: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2-9

Özet

Background and Design: Micrographic surgery is an intraoperative microscope-controlled surgery which aims at the excision of the entire tumor by achieving 100% control of the surgical margins with horizontal sectioning. In micrographic surgery, the healthy skin is preserved maximally due to the stepwise excision of the tumor using narrow margins. Due to its highest cure rates and maximal tissue preserving properties, it is the treatment of choice for high-risk non-melanoma skin cancers. Micrographic surgery is not routinely included in the dermatologic surgical procedures in Turkey. The aim of this study was to provide the availability of micrographic surgery for selected patients.