What is skin biopsy Treatment?
A skin biopsy is a process by which a small tissue of the suspected diseased area is removed for microscopic and other investigations.
What are the types of skin biopsies?
- shave biopsy
- punch biopsy
- excisional biopsy
- incisional biopsy
- curette biopsy
- mucosal biopsy
What is the use of getting a skin biopsy ?
For histopathological studies to confirm the diagnosis and plan further management.
Which technique of skin biopsy is employed commonly?
Selection of proper technique of skin biopsy depends on
- Skin lesion
- Surgeons expertise
- Amount of tissue needed
What are the advantages of skin biopsy
- Confirms the diagnosis
- Done under local anaesthesia
- Minimal scarring
- Outpatient procedure
Skin biopsy is contraindicated in
- History of bleeding
- Active infection at the site of skin lesion
- Keloidal tendency(avoid in cosmetically important sites)