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Definition of «Skin biopsy»

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Skin biopsy: Removal of a piece of skin for the purpose of further examination in the laboratory using a microscope.

Skin biopsy is most frequently done to diagnose a skin growth such as a mole, or a skin condition such as a rash. Different techniques are used in different situations. A shave biopsy takes a thin slice and can be used to remove superficial lesions. A punch biopsy takes a core and can be used to remove small lesions and diagnose rashes and other conditions. Excisional biopsies are usually larger and deeper and used to completely remove an abnormal area of skin (lesion) such as a skin cancer.

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  • Skin Biopsy Procedure Information by MedicineNet.com

    Read about the skin biopsy procedure and what to expect if your doctor orders this procedure for a lesion.

  • Skin Biopsy: Information from Answers.com

    Results Ready When Special Equipment Risks/Complications Average Cost 1-14 days, usually within 7. Skin punch, scalpel, curette , scissors, sutures, and dressings ...

  • Skin Biopsy - WebMD - Better information. Better health.

    A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue is removed, processed, and examined under a microscope. Several different methods may be used to ...

  • Skin Biopsy

    Your doctor may want to obtain a sample of skin in order to diagnose diseases of the skin, such as those caused by bacteria, fungi, or other chronic skin conditions. ...

  • Skin Biopsy

    A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a doctor cuts and removes a small sample of skin to have it tested. This sample may help your doctor diagnose diseases such as skin ...