As soon as the affected area is declared cancer-free, the Moh’s surgeon will discuss post-surgical options with you. Since it is not possible to determine the exact size of the wound until the entire tumour is removed, we cannot determine in advance how the wound will be closed.
Closure techniques include:
- Healing by secondary intention – allows the wound to heal on its own. This option is very reasonable when the wound is shallow, small and in specific locations of the body. This option generally has less pain and can offer excellent results. The wound care may be more prolonged.
- Closing the wound or part of the wound with stitches. This speeds the healing and offers excellent results especially when the scar can be orientated in the lines of facial expression or wrinkling.
- Closing the wound with skin grafts or flap repairs.
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