Yorkshire Mohs Surgery & Skin Cancer Clinic
MoleCheck UK
Cosmetic practice


Dr Hussain is one of the most widely published dermatological surgeons in the UK and is often asked to provide his opinion on articles submitted to international dermatology journals.

Dermatologic Surgery

W Hussain. The sine wave flap: a novel reconstructive option for the repair of defects of the distal nose. Dermatol Surg. In press.

W Hussain. Subcutaneous island-pedicle flap mobilisation for the repair of large defects of the upper lip - in support of the 'method of Chan'. Dermatol Surg. In press.

W Hussain. Avoiding wrong site surgery – how language and technology can help. Br J Dermatol. In press.

W Hussain. Acknowledging island-pedicle flaps for the repair of defects of the medial canthus. Br J Dermatol. In press.

L Savage, W Hussain. Regional anaesthesia: perceptions of competency and an assessment of practice amongst UK dermatology trainees. Br J Dermatol. In press.

J Mikeljevic, W Hussain. Making a ‘U-turn’ with sterile adhesive tapes to optimise outcomes in nose and lip reconstruction. Clin Exp Dermatol. In press.

W Hussain. Commentary: Direct primary closure without undermining in the repair of vermilionectomy defects of the lower lip. Br J Dermatol. In press.

N Mortimer, P Salmon, W Hussain. Optimising the transfer of split-thickness skin grafts from the donor to the recipient site using the ‘moist-gauze’ technique. Br J Dermatol. In press.

J Hafiji, P Salmon, W Hussain. Patient satisfaction with post-operative telephone calls after Mohs micrographic surgery: a New Zealand and UK experience. Br J Dermatol 2012; 167:570-4

J Hafiji, P Salmon, W Hussain. The AIRNS flap - an alternative to the bilobed flap for repair of defects of the distal nose. J Am Acad Dermatol 2012; 67:712-6.

A Kapadia, W Hussain. Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) in primary care – knowledge of the technique and perceptions of Mohs surgeons amongst General Practitioners (GPs) in one UK region. Br J Dermatol. In press.

W Hussain, J Hafiji, P Salmon. The utility of the “book biopsy” during Mohs micrographic surgery. Br J Dermatol 2012; 167:701-3.

W Hussain, C Morris, J Christian. How the ‘HAMMER’ can help in effectively treating skin cancer. Br J Dermatol 2012; 167:454-5.

W Hussain, J Hafiji, P Salmon. Frontalis-based island pedicle flaps for the reconstruction oif large defects of the forehead and frontal scalp. Br J Dermatol 2012; 166:771-4.

W Hussain, Hafiji J, Salmon P. Optimising adherence of full-thickness skin grafts to the wound bed of the nasal alar with the "sandwich suture". Br J Dermatol 2012; 167:447-8.

W Hussain, Hafiji J, Salmon P The Nasofacial Sulcus as a Primary Donor Site for Full-Thickness Skin Grafts of the Nasal Alar and Distal Nose. Dermatol Surg 2012; 38:926-8.

J Hafiji, W Hussain, P Salmon. Modifying the S-plasty to optimise a curvilinear scar. Clin Exp Dermatol 2012; 37:199-200.

A Kapadia, W Hussain. Optimising outcomes during curettage with a ‘backhand’. JEADV. In press.

W Hussain. An avoidable midfacial scar in perialar reconstruction? Dermatol Surg 2011; 37:1816.

W Hussain, E Tan, P Salmon. Inferiorly based crescentic ‘sliding’ cheek flaps for the reconstruction of paranasal surgical defects. Dermatol Surg 2012; 38:249-55.

A Kapadia, W Hussain. ‘Scoring with a punch’: facilitating Mohs surgery around small biopsy scars. Br J Dermatol 2012; 166:671-2.

J Hafiji, W Hussain et al. Optimizing the shave excision technique to aid accurate histological diagnosis. Br J Dermatol 2012; 166:226-7.

W Hussain, N Mortimer, P Salmon. Optimizing outcomes in trilobed flap reconstruction for nasal tip defects. Dermatol Surg 2011; 37:551.

C Gleeson, W Hussain et al. Local anaesthetic preparation in dermatological surgery: a labour and time-efficient approach. Br J Dermatol 2011; 164:888-90.

W Hussain, et al. Sterile adhesive tapes – ‘reducing the tension’ when operating alone. Br J Dermatol 2010; 163:1356-7.

P Salmon, W Hussain et al. Sclerosing squamous cell carcinoma of the skin – an underemphasised, locally aggressive variant. Dermatol Surg 2011; 37:664-70.

E Tan, N Mortimer, W Hussain, PJM Salmon. The Nasal Sidewall Rotation (NSR) flap: A workhorse flap for small defects of the distal nose. Dermatol Surg 2010; 36:1563-7.

N J Mortimer, W Hussain, et al. Regional nerve blockade prior to direct injection to achieve anaesthesia of the nasal ala. Br J Dermatol 2010; 162:819-21.

W Hussain, et al. A ‘D.I.Y’ nasal plug with airway: an alternative approach. Br J Dermatol 2010; 162:1141-2.

W Hussain, NJ Mortimer, PJM Salmon, A Stanway. Galeal/periosteal flaps for the reconstruction of large scalp defects with exposed outer table. Br J Dermatol 2010; 162: 684-86.

W Hussain, NJ Mortimer, PJM Salmon. Facilitating closure of surgical defects on the lower legs with a simple knee-bend. Br J Dermatol 2010; 162: 215-16.

W Hussain, PJ Salmon, NJ Mortimer. The 'crossover' tip-stitch in O-T flap repair. Br J Dermatol 2010; 162: 219-20.

W Hussain, NJ Mortimer, PJ Salmon. Optimising outcome in elliptical excisional surgery: some pearls for practice. Br J Dermatol 2009; 161(3):697-8.

W Hussain, NR Telfer. Evaluating a novel ‘needlecatcher’ device in dermatological surgery – practical considerations. Br J Dermatol 2009; 160:225.

W Hussain, RJ Chalmers. Simplified surgical treatment of chondrodermatitis nodularis with cartilage trimming and sutureless skin closure. Br J Dermatol 2009; 160:116-8.

V Madan, E Hindle, W Hussain, PJ August. Outcomes of treatment of nine cases of recalcitrant severe hidradenitis suppurativa with carbon dioxide laser. Br J Dermatol 2008; 159:1309-14.

W Hussain, C Owen, N Craven, I Coulson, M Daly. Antibiotics in cutaneous surgery: why aren’t we following the guidelines? Clin Exp Dermatol 2006; 31:282-3.

Medical Dermatology

W Hussain, IH Coulson. Hyperhidrosis in association with a keratoderma and strinkingly large hands and feet – a rare case of pachydermoperiostosis. Clin Exp Dermatol 2010; 35:e16-7.

W Hussain, MR Judge. Imiquimod in infantile haemangiomas – cause for concern? Clin Exp Dermatol 2009; 34:e257.

W Hussain, N Craven. Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Clin Med 2005; 5:555-8.

W Hussain, J Yell. An Approach to Cutaneous Lupus. Dermatology In Practice 2005; 13(3):6-8.

W Hussain, W Salman, I H Coulson. Pityriasis amiantacea as the sole manifestation of Darier’s disease. Clin Exp Dermatol 2009; 34(4):554-6.

W Hussain, S Ogden, D Lavery, CEM Griffiths. Making a ‘point’ about the safe disposal of sharps in patients on biological therapies. Br J Dermatol 2008; 159(2):491-2.

W Hussain, S Desai, D Fitzgerald. An (un)lucky blow to the nail? Clin Exp Dermatol 2009; 34(3): 446-7.

W Hussain, N Craven, A Howat. An uncommon cause of recurrent nodules in an adult. Clin Exp Dermatol 2009; 34(5):649-50.

W Hussain, I H Coulson, C M Owen. Severe recalcitrant nail psoriasis responding dramatically to infliximab: report of two cases. Clin Exp Dermatol 2008; 33:520-522.

W Hussain, N Craven, M Agarwal and S Kumar. A painful cutaneous eruption in a pregnant woman. Clin Exp Dermatol 2007; 32(2):227-8.

W Hussain, B M Daly. Granulomatous periorificial dermatitis in an eleven-year-old boy: dramatic response to tacrolimus. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venerol 2007; 21(1):137-9.

W Hussain, A Layton, K Baxter, D Scott. Pyoderma gangrenosum preceding the onset of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Clin Exp Dermatol 2006; 31(2):284-6.

W Hussain, A Layton. ‘Blue Sheet Syndrome’. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venerol 2006 20(6):763.

W Hussain, N Craven, I Swann. An unwell child with a florid rash. Arch Disease Child 2005; 90(12):128.

W Hussain, C Owen, I Coulson. Beau’s lines: a tell-tale sign of your recent past. Br Med J 2005; 331:118.

W Hussain, E Gilmour. Cutaneous depigmentation: keep an eye out for its signs. Br Med J 2005; 330:1034.

W Hussain, I Coulson, M Littley. An unusual complication of hyponatraemia. Br Med J 2005; 1:1092.

Medical Education

W Hussain, J Hafiji, A Stanley, K Khan. Dermatology and junior doctors – an evaluation of education, perceptions and self-assessed competencies. Br J Dermatol 2008; 159(2):505-6.

A Stanley, K Khan, W Hussain, M Tweed. Disorganised junior doctors fail the MRCP (UK). Med Teach 2006; 28(1):e40-2.

Obstetric Anaesthesia/General Medicine

COMET Study Group (UK). Satisfaction, control and pain relief: short- and long-term assessments in a randomised controlled trial of low-dose and traditional epidurals and a non-epidural comparison group Int J Obstet Anesth. 2010;19:31-7.

COMET Study Group (UK). Epidural analgesia and breastfeeding: a randomised controlled trial of epidural techniques with and without fentanyl and a non-epidural comparison group. Anaesthesia. 2010; 65:145-53.

COMET Study Group (UK). Urinary catheterization in labour with high-dose vs mobile epidural analgesia: a randomized controlled trial. Br J Anaesth 2009; 102:97-103.

COMET Study Group (UK). Ambulation in labour and delivery mode: a randomised control trial of high-dose vs mobile epidural analgesia. Br J Anaesth 2009; 64(3):266-72.

Comparative Obstetric Mobile Epidural Trial (COMET) Study Group UK. Effect of low-dose mobile versus traditional techniques on mode of delivery. Lancet 2001; 358:19-23.

COMET Study Group UK. A randomized controlled trial comparing traditional with two ‘mobile’ epidural techniques: anesthetic and analgesic efficacy. Anesthesiology 2002; 97(6):1567-75.

V Patel, J Morrissey, W Hussain, S Sankaranarayanan & A Venkataraman. Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes Care: A Preventative Strategy. Br J Cardiol 2002; 9 (Suppl 3): S20 – S23.

Book Chapters

W Hussain, I Coulson. Chapter - Acute Generalised Exanthematous Pustulosis: In Treatment of Skin Disease. 2nd & 3rd Editions - Elsevier.

W Hussain, C Mendonca. PDA Edited Version: Treatment of Skin Disease. 2nd Edition.

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