There are more than three thousand skin diseases. Some skin diseases are very easy to diagnose. It is enough for the doctor to see the disease.
However, some diseases can be very difficult to diagnose. The correct diagnosis of the disease is very important for the correct planning of the treatment. A biopsy and diagnosis, especially from a person at risk of skin cancer, is vital.
HOW MANY TYPES OF SKIN BIOPSY TECHNIQUE ARE THERE?
In general, there are 2 Types of Skin Biopsy techniques
Total Excisional Skin Biopsy
TOTAL EXCISIONAL SKIN BIOPSY TECHNIQUE
Total excisional skin biopsy is generally performed for large skin lesions. At the same time, since the lesion is completely removed with this biopsy technique, the treatment of that lesion is also provided. An expert dermatologist, who is anesthetized with Local Anesthesia, removes the lesion by cutting the lesion completely, including all layers of the skin, with a special technique. Again, it is very important to close the lesion, that is, in order to avoid a very obvious scar after the suturing process. This totally removed lesion is examined by a dermatologist who can evaluate dermatological biopsies well, and thus the lesion is diagnosed.
PUNCH SKIN BIOPSY TECHNIQUE
There are punch biopsy instruments specially developed for this biocide technique and designed according to the size of the lesion. Punch skin biopsy is a relatively easy technique for the doctor to apply. Taken biopsy samples are sent for pathological examination after they are taken into a special solution.
As in all diseases, the definitive diagnosis of skin diseases is very important for the correct planning of the treatment. Early diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma, which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer among all cancers in our body, is very important.