Hematoma is among the few emergencies in cutaneous surgery

Taking a thorough patient history and performing precise surgery aretwo ways to avoid acute complications in cutaneous surgery, according toHugh M. Gloster, Jr., M.D., director of dermatologic surgery and Mohs micrographicsurgery, University of Cincinnati, Ohio. "However, if prevention fails,any physician who performs cutaneous surgery should be prepared to treathematoma, infection, dehiscence, and necrosis," he said.