Cutaneous anatomy in mohs micrographic surgery

Diana Bolotin, Murad Alam*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Performing Mohs micrographic surgery requires an exquisite understanding of surface anatomy of the head and neck, which includes recognition both of the surface landmarks and essential subcutaneous structures. In skin surgery, an understanding of cutaneous anatomy of the head and neck is important to predicting acceptable cosmetic outcomes as well as to providing appropriate anesthesia and reducing postoperative bleeding complications. This chapter will describe the essential anatomic structures of the head and neck regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMohs Micrographic Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781447121527
ISBN (Print)1447121511, 9781447121510
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


  • Cosmetic subunit
  • Cranial nerves
  • Motor innervation
  • Muscles of facial expression
  • Sensory innervations
  • Surgical anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Bolotin, D., & Alam, M. (2012). Cutaneous anatomy in mohs micrographic surgery. In Mohs Micrographic Surgery (Vol. 9781447121527, pp. 61-75). Springer-Verlag London Ltd.