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Shave and Punch Biopsy for Skin Lesions - Article

ABSTRACT: Shave and punch biopsies are essential procedures for physicians who manage skin conditions. These office-based procedures can diagnose questionable dermatologic lesions, including possible malignancies. Approaches include the superficial shave biopsy, saucerization excision, punch biopsy, and elliptical excision. A superficial shave biopsy can be used for raised lesions. A saucerization biopsy may be performed for flat or pigmented lesions. Punch biopsies yield full-thickness samples and can be used for lesions that require dermal or subcutaneous tissue for diagnosis. Indications for biopsy of suspected melanoma remain controversial. Sufficient tissue may be obtained with the quicker, less costly saucerization biopsy or the more time-consuming, invasive elliptical excisional biopsy.

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Special Issue: Chronic Illness Care - From The Editor

The 2011 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 2,719 Family Physicians - Feature

Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Made Easier - Feature

E/M Coding and the Documentation Guidelines: Putting It All Together - Feature

The RUC Under Fire - From The Editor

A Day in My Practice in 2020 - The Last Word

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