For select patients undergoing Mohs procedures for skin tumors, delaying reconstruction enhanced viability of full-thickness skin grafts and composite grafts and decreased postoperative complication rates, a retrospective, single-institution study found.

Among 310 patients undergoing reconstruction of 320 Mohs defects, overall postoperative complications occurred at a rate of 33.4%, reported J. Jared Christophel, MD, MPH, of University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, and colleagues in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.