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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Biopsia por rasurado

Shave biopsy (BY-ahp-see)
A procedure in which a skin abnormality and a thin layer of surrounding skin are removed with a small blade for examination under a microscope. Stitches are not needed with this procedure.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.