EXCISION OF SKIN LESIONS
What is it?
HOW IS THE EXAM PERFORM?
The skin lesion is then surgically removed and will be sent for histopathological analysis. Minor bleeding is sometimes controlled using electrocautery. The skin is closed with absorbable sutures and Polysporin ointment applied with the appropriate bandage if necessary. The procedure can last from only a few minutes to an hour depending on the size and/or a number of lesions to remove.
Is it painful?
Removing skin lesions is generally not very painful and quite well tolerated. Asides from the initial freezing process as stated above, there is generally not much pain afterwards. Taking Tylenol as needed is sufficient to relieve the post-operative pain if present.
What do I need to do after the exam?
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