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What is the difference between a punch biopsy and shave biopsy for mole removal?
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depth
The main difference is depth.
In punch biopsy you try to get as much depth as possible while in a shave you try to scrape the lesion without going too deep.

In brief: Depth
The main difference is depth.
In punch biopsy you try to get as much depth as possible while in a shave you try to scrape the lesion without going too deep.
Dr. Chris Oh
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