For an elliptical excision
, ideally, both poles of the ellipse would be suture-tagged, and at least one tag is essential, he said.
Accuracy of serial transverse cross-sections in detecting residual basal cell carcinoma at the surgical margins of an elliptical excision
However, traditional elliptical excision
is the appropriate technique for treatment of large cysts greater than 2 cm in diameter.
3) The various surgical techniques that can be employed in removal of melanocytic nevi are shave excision, round/punch excision, elliptical excision
The preferred method for biopsy is complete elliptical excision
with 2- to 3-mm margins of normal skin.
Surgery was performed with elliptical excision
under local anesthesia.
For scars greater than 3 mm, or scars with cutaneous bridges or persistent cysts and tunnels, he recommended elliptical excision
The cosmetic result in patient 2, who underwent the elliptical excision
, was more pleasing, as no webs or tethering formed.
Labial reduction is easily achieved by wide elliptical excision
with single suture line.
Punch biopsy excision appears to be superior to traditional wide elliptical excision
for the treatment of sebaceous cysts when intervention is necessary (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on 1 small randomized study).
the scalp or mucosa), the clinician can perform a shave biopsy, punch biopsy, or an elliptical excision
to successfully remove them.
A standard elliptical excision
biopsy with primary closure done under local anesthesia, preferably with magnification for good skin closure and minimal scarring, should be doable by any family physician in the office.