What is the role of biopsy in the workup of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Talib Najjar, DMD, MDS, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A biopsy should be performed for any lesion suspected of being a cutaneous neoplasm. For most lesions, the biopsy can be readily accomplished in the clinic, under local anesthesia. The type of biopsy used depends on the size of the lesion.


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