There are two kinds of shave biopsy; superficial and deep also called saucerization
technique generally permits optimal sampling in terms of both the breadth and depth of the growth, providing the pathologist with sufficient tissue from both the epidermis and dermis (figure 1).
Partial meniscectomy using the saucerization
technique resecting the central portion of the meniscus in order to recreate the shape of a normal meniscus has obtained better results in medial and long-term follow-up for torn discoid meniscus than total meniscectomy [12, 16].
 According to Unni, wide cortical saucerization
and curettage should be applied for the treatment of aggressive lesions (lesions with cortical erosion or cortical breakthrough).
If we had used simple excision and saucerization
in our patients without a mastoidectomy, then meatoplasty and canaloplasty would have been impossible because of the presence of the major bony defect and a large dead space.
Underlying bone is usually scalloped with varying degrees of sclerosis (saucerization
For example, patients with Ewing sarcoma generally display saucerization
of the bone surface (smooth indentations caused by tumors pressing on the bone's outer surface) and scalloping of the outer cortex.
Cockerell said he is a big fan of saucerization
excision techniques, especially for melanocytic lesions.
A sign of Ewing sarcoma that is not present in all cases is "saucerization
is a tumor-induced concavity of the cortical surface.
High (13) also advises that pathologists should provide guidance to the clinician by suggesting biopsy techniques that are most likely to render the most accurate information (eg, recommending deep saucerization
or conservative excision rather than shave biopsy).
All the cholesteatoma matrix and granulations cleared, facial bridge lowered, mastoid cavity saucerization
done there was a small defect noticed in tegmen plate covered with cholesteatoma, all the disease cleared temporalis facia graft placed over the ossicles, mastoid cavity, and over the defect in Tegmen wound was closed in layers, ASD done.
Various modalities have been implicated for the treatment of the palatogingival groove ranging from odontoplasty and saucerization
to filling the groove with restorative materials such as glass ionomer cement, composite and amalgam (Brunsvold 1985, Friedman & Goultschin 1988).