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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 251-254

Biopsy techniques for skin disease and skin cancer: A new approach

1 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of General Surgery, Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah Sisik
Department of General Surgery, Umraniye Education and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Elmalikent Mahallesi Adem Yavuz Cad. No: 1 Umraniye, Istanbul.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_173_19

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Skin biopsies provide physicians with valuable information in the evaluation of many dermatologic diseases. It becomes increasingly important for physicians to be proficient at performing skin biopsies because of the prevalence of skin malignancies and other dermatologic diseases in general population. The most common techniques include the punch, shave, excisional, and incisional biopsies. Each procedure has advantages and disadvantages, depending on the dermatologic diseases. The choice of biopsy type depends on the suspected disease’s pathology and lesion location. Performing time-saving and economically convenient techniques is more favorable for both physicians and patients. For this purpose, for the past 10 years, we used a technique that provides hemostasis and substitute suturing without using any suture material for patients who are suitable for punch and incisional biopsies. We aim to share this easy, cheap, and time-saving procedure.

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