Skin Biopsy

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.

Why have a skin 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.

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