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What is the difference between an excisional and incisional biopsy

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Type of surgery: An incisional biopsy cuts out a piece of the tumor but does not remove it completely. An excisional biopsy removes the entire tumor which can them be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Your doctor: A your age, the likelihood of cancer is low. While in general excision biopsy is better, but one does not need to lose more tissue than is medically n ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Punch biopsy: Punch biopsy is considered the primary technique to obtain diagnostic, full-thickness skin specimens. It is performed using a circular blade or trephi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No: The biopsy or re-excision can be done any time. You do not need to wait for the area to heal. You should go see a dermatologist or a primary care doct ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Tongue lesion: Would consider follow up with rheumatologist to check for autoimmune process, lupus and Behcets can be associated with oral lesions. Colchicine helps ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Scar: If the lump is skin color it can be a keloid. If not it may be a hematoma or blood collection from the incision, you may want to show it to your surge ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: Needle biopsy is considered insuficent to establish a diagnosis of lymphoma. A 5 month hisotry of swollen lymph nodes with atypical cells seen on FNA ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
The same: A punch biopsy and an incisional biopsy are two ways to take out similar type of tissue. There should be no specific difference from either procedure. ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: You should let your Dad choose whomever he has confidence in. Hope all goes well.
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usg: Ultrasound is not exact. I light of a previous abnormal, I would opt for a stereotactic biopsy bc depending on pathology what next steps are

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