Patients underestimate Mohs surgery scar size

Most of them think the scar will be half as big as it turns out, shows study

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Patients who undergo Mohs micrographic surgery are often taken aback by the size of the resulting scar, a US study finds.

More than 80% of patients, when asked before their surgery to predict the size, underestimated the length of their resulting scar by about half, according to the report published in JAMA Network Open.

Study co-author Dr Joseph Sobanko,

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