deep shave biopsy

A biopsy with a broad rim of epidermis and dermis, performed by dermatologists for certain small—< 1 cm—pigmented lesions—e.g., lentigo senilis, seborrheic keratosis, and dysplastic nevus

deep shave biopsy

Saucerization biopsy Dermatology A biopsy with a broad rim of epidermis and dermis, performed by dermatologists for certain small–< 1 cm pigmented lesions–eg, lentigo senilis, seborrheic keratosis, and dysplastic nevus. See Melanoma.
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2,3) However, a deep shave biopsy may also be appropriate, depending upon the clinical situation and physician experience with the technique.
A deep shave biopsy is less time consuming than elliptical excision, making it easier to perform at the time the lesion is first evaluated.
He advised his dermatologic colleagues to never let a patient with a worrisome lesion leave the office without a biopsy, even if the best that can be done at the time is a deep shave biopsy.