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Mohs surgery histopathology concordance in Australia.
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PMID:  22070696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background:  Mohs micrographic surgery is an important technique for dealing with difficult non-melanoma skin cancers. The ability of the Mohs surgeon to correctly interpret the histopathology is crucial to the practice of this surgery. This study sought to assess the concordance between a Mohs surgeon and a dermatopathologist in the reading of Mohs section histopathology slides. Methods:  This study was a retrospective study of Mohs frozen section histopathology slides of patients from a private Mohs practice. The slides were provided for assessment by a dermatopathologist who had to interpret the histopathology and mark on a Mohs map the location of the tumour. Results:  We demonstrate a 95% agreement between the Mohs surgeon and the dermatopathologist in the interpretation of Mohs frozen section histopathology slides. Conclusion:  An Australian Mohs surgeon is capable of correctly identifying and interpreting histopathology in non-melanoma skin cancers, and this compares favourably to an overseas study.
Ernest Tan; Tim Elliott; Lawrence Yu; Kelly Litterick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1440-0960     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology © 2011 The Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Burswood Dermatology and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital South Perth Specialist Skin Cancer Centre Dermatopathology WA, School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia and PathWest, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
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