Surgical interventions are the mainstay in the management of skin cancer. Fortunately, in most cases, these interventions are curative. Oncologists and cancer specialists should use appropriate surgical procedures to diagnose, stage, and treat skin cancer."Surgical Oncology"
The complications associated with Mohs surgery are swelling, scarring, infection, bruising and bleeding, nerve damage, and a burning sensation.
Contraindications related to sentinel node biopsy include prior lymph node surgery at a particular site, stage III metastatic disease, advanced-age patients with high surgical risk, and desmoplastic melanoma (as it has a lower positive rate with sentinel lymph node biopsy).