II. Definition

  1. Excisional Biopsy technique

III. Indications

  1. Consider where Excisional Biopsy needed in regions at risk of Hypertrophic Scar

IV. Technique

  1. Similar preparation and lesion marking as for Excisional Biopsy
  2. Thick tissue sample obtained via curved blade (e.g. Dermablade)
  3. Depth extends at least to mid-Dermis and in some cases into sub-cutaneous fat

V. Efficacy

  1. May offer faster and better cosmesis than with Excisional Biopsy

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