The vanishing biopsy: the trend toward smaller specimens.


Dermatopathologists have noted an increased number of smaller biopsy specimens. Our objective was to determine whether dermatologists are changing their choice of biopsy technique and the size of biopsy specimens. We conducted a retrospective study of 500 biopsies performed by dermatologists for the purpose of diagnosis in 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2003. Our… (More)


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