Videos in clinical medicine. How to perform a punch biopsy of the skin.

Abstract

Indications Punch biopsies aid in the diagnosis of many different types of skin disorders, including pigmented lesions, suspected skin cancers, generalized skin eruptions, blistering diseases, and vasculitides. Although panniculitides may be assessed with the use of a punch biopsy, the preferred technique at some institutions is the wedge biopsy, which ensures adequate sampling of the fat in such lesions.

DOI: 10.1056/NEJMvcm1105849

Cite this paper

@article{Levitt2013VideosIC, title={Videos in clinical medicine. How to perform a punch biopsy of the skin.}, author={Jacob Levitt and S. Galliano-Di Bernardo and Talley B Whang}, journal={The New England journal of medicine}, year={2013}, volume={369 11}, pages={e13} }