Telepathology in Mohs Micrographic Surgery

May 2008 | Volume 7 | Issue 5 | Case Reports | 471 | Copyright © May 2008

David R. Lambert MD, Sara B. Peters MD

Abstract
Intraoperative histopathology consultation during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) with a dermatopathologist is advantageous in some cases requiring a clarification of a diagnosis but may be difficult because in comparison to the Mohs laboratory, the dermatopathology facility can be remote. Telepathology technology provides a time-efficient means of consultation during MMS via the electronic transmission of pathology images, which can foster case discussions, and expedite the confirmation of diagnosis and treatment decisions.