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Title: Which technique for removing nevi is least scarring?
Author: Fisher, Michael; Vines, Hattie H.
Keywords: shave biopsy
malignancy
excisional biopsy
cosmetic outcome
Date: 2007-09
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 56(9) 2007: 743+.
Abstract: A shave biopsy with a razor blade or #15 scalpel is the best approach for a facial nevus, assuming malignancy is not suspected. The resulting scar is usually flat, smaller than the lesion, has no suture lines, and—if shaved in mid or upper dermis —has a low risk of producing a hypertrophic or hypotrophic scar (strength of recommendation: C, expert opinion, committee guidelines).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3688

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