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Smoking Linked to Increased Complication Risk After Mohs Surgery

Key clinical point: Smoking increased the risk for acute postsurgical complications but not long-term complications from Mohs surgery.

Major finding: Acute complications after Mohs surgery were significantly more common in current smokers (OR 9.58) and former smokers (3.54).

Study details: The data came from a retrospective study of 1,008 adults.

Disclosures: The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Wang CY et al. JAMA Facial Plast. Surg. 2019 June 13. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2019.0243.