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Skin biopsy

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When removing lesions with suspicious signs that are determined during a dermatoscopic examination, a skin biopsy may be recommended. This manipulation is carried out by a qualified specialist with a special instrument (punch) under sterile conditions with local anesthesia. Microscopic histological examination will provide an accurate diagnosis of skin neoplasms, help determine further treatment tactics and predict the course of the disease. The type of cells of the neoplasm, the degree of their maturity and aggressiveness, the depth of the tumor is evaluated.

Our clinic cooperates with the best histological laboratories in Ukraine and Germany, which makes it possible to diagnose pathological skin changes in a timely and qualified manner.

Indications for histological examination are suspicion of a malignant process, clarification of the type of already known malignant formation, for the choice of optimal treatment tactics, verification of the diagnosis of chronic skin diseases in case of an atypical clinical picture or ineffective treatment

How is the biopsy procedure performed?

At the consultation, the specialist clarifies the indications and contraindications for biopsy, the presence of allergic reactions to the anesthetic, then performs dermatoscopy of the neoplasm, which is a guide for biopsy. After the patients signs an informed consent to perform this manipulation, the doctor proceeds to perform the procedure itself, having previously processed the operating field and anesthetized with local anesthesia. Then the doctor takes a biopsy sample with a special tool and immerses it in a special solution for pathomorphological examination. After the wound has been treated, a special bandage or plaster is applied and the patient receives recommendations for care.

What does the patient need to know?

It is necessary to inform the doctor about concomitant diseases (diabetes mellitus, blood diseases, heart failure, allergic reactions), about the drugs taken (antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, vitamin E, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). These conditions may take longer to complete the procedure.