ABSTRACT: Toluidine blue is a useful stain for detecting basal cell carcinoma during Mohs' micrographic surgery.
To demonstrate the efficacy of alkalinization on the toluidine blue stain.
A 1% aqueous toluidine blue-1% aqueous sodium borate solution was used to stain microscope slides for basal cell carcinoma during Mohs' micrographic surgery.
Total toluidine blue staining time was reduced to less than 2.5 minutes, without compromising the quality of the stain.
The rapid toluidine blue stain reduces staining time while maintaining staining quality, including the advantages specific to the toluidine blue stain.
Dermatologic Surgery 03/2005; 31(2):244-5. · 1.80 Impact Factor
Archives of Dermatology 10/2003; 139(10):1363-8. · 3.89 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: Dermatologic surgery is an integral part of dermatology residency training.
To characterize the current level of surgical training in dermatology residency programs.
A survey was mailed to the 112 dermatology residency programs in North America and Puerto Rico.
A total of 71 residency programs (63%) responded. All programs offer training in surgical excisions, 97% of programs train residents in at least one cosmetic procedure, 92% of programs offer Mohs micrographic surgery, and 90% of programs train their residents in laser surgery.
Surgical training in dermatology residency varies widely, with a trend toward more cosmetic procedures when compared with prior studies.
Dermatologic Surgery 08/2002; 28(7):547-9; discussion 549-50. · 1.80 Impact Factor