October 6, 2015

Biopsy

Abnormal tissue and lesions are often candidates for removal and histologic examination.

Their removal can be accomplished with a laser, radiosurgical unit or scalpel. The removal can be excisonal in which the whole lesion is removed, or incisional in which a part of the lesion and normal adjacent tissue is taken.

The specimen is placed in a suitable medium for preservation and sent to a medical lab for histologic evaluation. Your medical insurance will dictate where the specimen is sent.