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July 1990

Lentigo MalignaThe Use of Rush Permanent Sections in Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Mt Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Fla (Dr Dhawan); the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Wolf and Rabinovitz) and Pathology (Dr Poulos), University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine; the Department of Dermatology, Institute of Medical Specialities, North Miami Beach, Fla (Drs Wolf and Rabinovitz); and the Department of Pathology, American Laboratory Associates, Miami, Fla (Dr Poulos).

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(7):928-930. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670310090013

• Lentigo maligna is often treated with superficial therapies that are associated with high recurrence rates. The high recurrence rates are a result of incomplete destruction or removal of tumor from clinically inapparent but histologically positive areas. We describe the use of the Mohs technique with rush permanent sections for the complete removal of this melanocytic neoplasm.

(Arch Dermatol. 1990;126:928-930)