PEARLS FOR THE PRACTITIONER
This edition of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery is a compilation of articles on a breadth of topics, reflecting the scope of our specialty. From cosmetic dermatology to medical dermatology to surgical dermatology, an outstanding group of contributors provide practical reviews of topics relevant to every day practice.
This edition of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery is a compilation of articles on a breadth of topics, reflecting
the scope of our specialty.
Collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are the skin components primarily responsible for contributing to the skin’s appearance.
In excising basal and squamous cell carcinomata, the surgical margin that is wide enough to completely remove the tumor an acceptable percentage of the time and narrow enough to minimize removal of excessive normal tissue must be selected.
The ability to manage non-melanoma skin cancers and pre-malignant lesions with topical pharmacologic agents is highly compelling.
Mohs micrographic surgery has evolved over the last 60 years from fixed-tissue chemosurgery with secondary intention healing to fresh-tissue surgical excision utilizing advanced histotechnology and reconstructive techniques.