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Surgical excision

 

Surgical excision is the removal of tissue using a sharp knife (scalpel) or other cutting instrument.

 

References

Olbright S. Biopsy techniques and basic excisions. In: Bolognia JL, Schaffer JV, Cerroni L, eds. Dermatology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2018:chap 146.

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              Review Date: 9/9/2017

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