EWMA 2020, 13-15 May

EWMA 2020: Minimizing and Improving Scars After Skin Cancer Removal: Mohs Surgery and Scar Treatments

Objectives

Ulcerating skin cancers can present themselves as chronic wounds and are often wrongly treated as wounds of other etiologies for a long period. Once the diagnosis is made, treatment will usually be surgical excision of the tumor. The most important aspect of successful treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer is the complete removal of the tumor without sacrificing too much healthy tissue. Mohs surgery is a method to achieve total tumor removal with the smallest possible resulting defect and therefore minimizing the resulting scars by complete histological margin control. It is the treatment of choice for a large number of non-melanoma skin cancer and is especially useful for cancers in anatomically demanding locations such as the face and the lower leg. This session will explain this technique to minimize scars as well as present a number of commonly used treatments to improve the appearance of scars.



Speakers

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Surgical concepts to minimize defects and scars: Mohs Surgery

Severin Läuchli, PD Dr. Med., Switzerland

University of Zurich


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Treatments for improving scars

Luc Teot, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, France

Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Montpellier University Hospital

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