Shave biopsies are increasingly being used in the diagnosis of invasive melanoma, including intermediate thickness tumours, raising concerns about adequate staging of the disease. A study of 1,200 biopsies performed in Victoria in 2005, 2010 and 2015 showed a marked increase over time in use of shave biopsies as opposed to excisional biopsies. Shave biopsies ...
Shave biopsy popularity risks adverse outcomes
By Mardi Chapman
26 Jul 2019