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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 255-256

Shave biopsy instrument: An ergonomic modification of razor blade


Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Sabha Mushtaq
Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_191_19

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The razor blade has been used by dermatologists as an alternative tool for performing shave excision and biopsy owing to its superior sharpness and flexibility. It is inexpensive and freely available but the bare blade design carries the risk of accidental injury to the operator and patient. We describe an easy modification of the razor blade for better grip, control, and safety in obtaining cutaneous shave specimens.


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