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I need to know what is involved in a vulvar biopsy test for melanoma?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Local anesthesia

Usually local anesthesia and a small incision.
You may have a couple of stitches, but you may have a shave biopsy, where the lesion is shaved off and left to heal on its own. Depends on size and location.

In brief: Local anesthesia

Usually local anesthesia and a small incision.
You may have a couple of stitches, but you may have a shave biopsy, where the lesion is shaved off and left to heal on its own. Depends on size and location.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Biopsy proven

First of all, biopsy is needed to confirm /establish the diagnosis of melanoma.
If it is proven then an information regarding the depth of invasion will be very important. Then a wide surgical resection +/- lymph glands exploration will be needed as the treatment for melanoma once the diagnosis is proven by the biopsy.

In brief: Biopsy proven

First of all, biopsy is needed to confirm /establish the diagnosis of melanoma.
If it is proven then an information regarding the depth of invasion will be very important. Then a wide surgical resection +/- lymph glands exploration will be needed as the treatment for melanoma once the diagnosis is proven by the biopsy.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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