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What is the difference between an excisional and incisional biopsy?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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 studied in the laboratory.

In brief: 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 studied in the laboratory.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Two words

To incise means cutting into some tissue to excise is taking something out.

In brief: Two words

To incise means cutting into some tissue to excise is taking something out.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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