Skin biopsy is a diagnostic examination involving sectioning from a morbidly changed or seemingly healthy skin area. It is a “golden rule” in dealing with cases of skin changes whose diagnosis adjudication based on clinical picture is impossible.
skin changes whose diagnosis adjudication based on clinical picture is impossible.
active viral infections (e.g. herpes) and bacterial ones in the area subjected to treatment
in case of taking blood decongestant ( Polocard, Acenocumarol), if it is possible, it is recommended to go off them for 5-7 days
The treatment is performed in topical anaesthesia. A skin fragment sectioned undergoes microscopic surgical pathology.
Post – treatment recommendations
In order to stop bleeding, in the place of biopsy, a spongostan dressing is used. It should be kept for 24 hours and should not be soaked. Then, until the wound is healed, breathable dressings should be used.
Convalescence time: healing time 7-10 days
Time: 15 minutes
Anaesthesia: yes (infiltrative e.g. Lignokaina)