When is a biopsy indicated in wound care?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Zubin J Panthaki, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC  more...
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Answer

It is recommended to perform a biopsy of most wounds suggestive of a neoplasm. However, it is important to remember that biopsy findings are diagnostic only if an adequate representative specimen is obtained.


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