A skin biopsy is the removal of a sample of skin. It is usually undertaken using a local anaesthetic injection into the skin to numb the area. After the procedure, a suture or dressing may be applied to the site of the biopsy.
Skin diseases and conditions can at times be very difficult to diagnose accurately. In those cases the clinical and histopathological findings combined form a more complete picture to make a correct diagnosis. This is called the clinicopathological correlation.
Clinical information and pathology report are evaluated by your dermatologist to determine the best diagnosis and treatment.