biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue
is removed, processed, and examined under a microscope.
from a skin biopsy usually are available in 3 to 10 days.
| Normal: |
The skin sample consists of normal skin
| Abnormal: |
Noncancerous (benign) growths are seen.
Benign growths do not contain cancer cells. Benign skin changes include moles,
cherry angiomas, and benign skin tumors, such as
neurofibromas or dermatofibromas.
Cancer cells such as
basal cell cancer,
squamous cell cancer, or
melanoma are present.
Other diseases such as
vasculitis are present.
fungal infection is present.
Your doctor will talk with you about
any abnormal results that may be related to your symptoms and past health.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology
March 28, 2011
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