When we are faced with a suspicious skin lesion after a thorough skin examination, it is recommended to do a skin biopsy to get a definite diagnosis that will help in making the final decision about how to treat the skin lesion.
Types of Skin Biopsies
There are several types of skin biopsies, all done under local anaesthetic.
A shave sample of the skin lesion is taken
Wound is dressed
No suturing involved
Punch biopsy probe takes a small sample of the skin lesion, size may vary
Wound may be dressed or sutured with a single stitch to give patients the best cosmetic outcome
Skin Cancer Biopsy
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