punch biopsy


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punch biopsy
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punch biopsy

n.
1. The removal of a small cylindrical specimen of tissue for pathologic study by pressing a circular instrument into the skin or mucous membrane surrounding a lesion.
2. A specimen so removed.
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In our patient's case, punch biopsy of the NAC would have been appropriate at the first signs of friable, erythematous changes.
Punch biopsy was performed in all those patients who showed positive results in exfoliative cytology for histopathological confirmation, and in those cases where in spite of negative results in cytology, the clinical judgment warranted the need for biopsy.
Because the patient had such diversified skin lesions, it was decided to obtain four punch biopsy specimens from representative areas: an erythematous patch on the anterior aspect of the chest, a typical poikilodermatous patch on the right flank, a lichenoid papule on the right thigh, and the plaque on the anterior aspect of the left shin (Fig.
A 4 mm punch biopsy was performed of a nodule on the left dorsal hand.
Data were collected at the refugee camps and included punch biopsy specimens for 1 patient/family.
During cesarean section after removal of placenta and membranes, biopsies were taken from placental bed side by palpation with Kevorkian punch biopsy tool.
One of the masses on lateral trunk was selected, area shaved and surgically prepared, 2% Lignocaine was instilled subcutaneously all around the lesion and a punch biopsy was done using 5mm biopsy punch.
Diagnoses other than ecthyma contagiosum were eliminated by punch biopsy.
All subjects will undergo two tissue punch biopsy procedures during the study period.
No differences were seen in regard to the rates of preterm birth or pregnancy loss between 628 women with a prior loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), 601 women with a prior cervical punch biopsy, and 616 women with a prior Pap smear, Dr.