Irene Vergilis-Kalner, Arash Kimyai-Asadi

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Although tumors of the external genitalia are not as common as those occurring in sun-exposed skin, a wide variety of carcinomas and other tumors occur in the male and female external genitalia. The incidence of these tumors is both significant and rising, and due to their location and aggressiveness may carry significant functional, anatomic, and psychosexual morbidities as well as the risk of mortality secondary to tumor metastasis. Mohs micrographic surgery is the treatment of choice for most tumors in this anatomic region because of reduced recurrence rates, maximum sparing of histologically uninvolved tissue, and improved feasibility of anatomically and functionally sensitive reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMohs Micrographic Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781447121527, 1447121511, 9781447121510
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


  • Extramammary Paget's disease
  • Genitalia
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Reconstruction
  • Skin cancer
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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