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Does A Punch Biopsy Remove Moderate Abnormal Mole
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
What does overlying reactive pigmented epidermal hyperplasia mean? I had a punch biopsy done a few days ago.
How can I tell if I had a shave or excisional biopsy to remove a suspicious mole? Dr used local &?scalpel, around margins of mole. Some pigment return
No serious complicat: As such, no complication except it needs to be removed completely by obtaining a negative margin which would mean second surgery if it is transacted by the shave biopsy. Secondly if it was actually a melanoma, it is difficult to get the exact depth of penetration, which is necessary for future management decisions. ...Read more
I had a black mole biopsied, results showed moderate atypical cells. Should this be watched or removed.
Dysplastic nevi: Generally i don't do shave biopsies of suspected dysplastic nevi. However if a deep saucerization was done it might be all out. It depends if the doctor thinks that the lesion was removed or not. If just the top of the lesion was removed, it should be re excised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a shave removal that came back as "Lentiginous Junctional (Dysplastic) Nevus with mild atypia, to <0.2 mm OF. Is this of concern?
No: If it is not a melanoma, it is of less concern. Being dysplastic, is a pathologic concerning point, but with it's small size, I would closely watch it. "Mild atypia" is the key to the answer. That is why shave removal's never really remove these, just the top layer. If any increase in size, remove immediately. ...Read more
i had undergone a penis glans biopsy to remove a melanocytic nevus. The biopsy was done a month back (excision of melanocytic nevi on g?
Can disturbing a mole via shave biopsy or laser cause it to appear dysplastic on pathology if it came back a years or so after removal?
Not likely: a previous scar should not make a mole appear to be dysplastic ...Read more
Mole on right upper back, a DermTech tested positive for LINC00518. Then, I had the atypical nevus punch-excised. Pathology: moderate cytologic atypia. Border is not clean; the nevus cells extend to one lateral margin of the section. Re-excise or no?
Shave biopsy came back as this. Compound melanocytic nevus with moderate cytologic atypia. Five weeks later it's grown back already. What's this mean?
You should: have the entire lesion excised and have the specimen reviewed by a qualified dermatopathologist. Some pigmented lesions are difficult to determine, even for experienced pathologist. ...Read more
Had punch biopsy done on rash in '09. Results: "early lesion of connective tissue disorder." what f/up is suggested?
Yes: But it should be minimal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove.
Which procedure won't leave scars:
cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?
Plastic Surgeon: They all can produce a scar. You want to remove the mole in its entirety to make sure the entire lesion is benign. Get a plastic surgeon to do it if you want to minimize potential scaring. Best wishes. ...Read more
Melanocytic Nevus with arch disorder and mild cytologic atypia of melancytes found from mole shave biopsy. what is the treatment for this?
I used a needle and picked at a black mole, i think it's dysplastic nevi. Will this lead to skin cancer?
Small, thin 2mm dark mole removedvia shave biopsy. "slightly atypical with clear margins" doc says done. Should more tissue be taken? Mom died of Mel.
Atypical mole: A biopsy report of "slightly atypical with clear margins" does not indicate melanoma or a need to remove more tissue. However, the accuracy of the biopsy report depends on the reliability of the pathologist. If your instinct leaves you in doubt, you might ask for a second opinion from a different pathologist. ...Read more
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