Evaluation and Biopsy of Skin Lesions
1. Explain the options for skin biopsy including shave, punch, ellipse and incisional biopsies.
2. Recognize how to choose the best biopsy type for the lesion depending upon the lesion type and its expected depth.
3. Perform shave biopsy, punch biopsy and elliptical excision upon indication.
4. Perform closure using appropriate suture techniques for best closure of wounds.
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EJ Mayeaux Jr, MD, FAAFP, Professor and Chairman, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia
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