Punch biopsy; Shave biopsy; Skin biopsy; Biopsy – skin
Definition of Skin lesion biopsy
A skin lesion biopsy is the removal of a piece of skin to diagnose or rule out an illness.
Michael Lehrer, M.D., Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/2/2009