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Excision Biopsy

Excision biopsy means taking out the entire mole with a 2mm margin marked around it. Local anaethetic is inserted along the outer line and then the mole is removed. The skin is approximated with stitches.

If the pathology report is a benign mole or a squamous cell cancer(SCC) or basal cell cancer(BCC) with clear margins, nothing else needs to be done. If it is a melanoma, further tissue needs to be removed.

If the local skin is very tight then we may not be able to approximate the skin, then we use a flap or a skin graft to close the skin.

If you a registered patient at Eastmed Doctors, please contact your own GP. If you are casual patient contact Dr Siva to discuss mole removal.

Excision of Basal Cell Cancer (BCC) Neck

This gentleman had three BCC's in the back of the neck - the top two were excised using a simple excision with an elliptical incision sorrounding the two. The bottom one was large and rhomboid flap was used to excise and close the wound.

Basal Cell Cancer Neck : Excision margins are marked. The top two are marked for simple excision and the bottom is marked for a rhomboid flap. Click to enlarge (Photo by Dr. Siva Nachiappan/ Eastmed Doctors.)

Basal Cell Cancer Neck Post Op : BCC excised, top one closed as a simple excision, bottom cancer taken out, flaps stitched. Click to enlarge (Photo by Dr. Siva Nachiappan/ Eastmed Doctors.)

Simple Excision of Melanoma of the Face

This lady had a enlarging mole of the face which was marked before excision.

Melanoma Face: Large Melanoma of the face marked before excision. Click to enlarge (Photo by Dr. Siva Nachiappan/ Eastmed Doctors.)

Melanoma Face Close Up: Close up of the mole in the face. Click to enlarge (Photo by Dr. Siva Nachiappan/ Eastmed Doctors.)