Use of the double-bladed scalpel in peripheral margin control of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Meena Moossavi, Murad Alam, Désirée Ratner*

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The double-bladed scalpel previously has not been cited in the published literature for use in Mohs micrographic surgery. OBJECTIVE: To allow for maximum tissue conservation and greatest possible intraoperative efficiency for peripheral margin control of a massive tumor. METHODS: We describe the use of the double-bladed scalpel during Mohs surgery for peripheral margin control of a large dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP). RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: While not necessary for the majority of routine Mohs cases, utilization of the double-bladed scalpel may be timesaving, especially when used for peripheral margin control of a massive tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 12 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Surgery

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