A 45-year-old male asked:
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Had mole removed - came back dysplastic but no mention if margins clear. Visually clear so Dr. did not take any further biopsy/margins. Should they?

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Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not necessarily: but it should be easy for the pathologist to examine the margins and determine whether the lesion was completely removed.
Answered on Feb 4, 2015
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