WHAT IS A BIOPSY?
THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF BIOPSIES:
EXCISIONAL: Removal of the entire lesion visible with the naked eye.
INCISIONAL: Removal of a part/representative area of a lesion.
FINE NEEDLE BIOPSY: Removal of tissue with the use of a needle.
WHY ARE BIOPSIES NECESSARY?
Although to the naked eye a lesion might appear benign and innocuous, histologic confirmation is important. Unexpected findings are not uncommon. It is important to know that even benign lesions need to be monitored to ensure positive outcome. Without being malignant, some lesions can be destructive, especially in small confinements such as the oral cavity.
WHY SHOULD BIOPSIES OF THE MOUTH, HEAD AND NECK BE EVALUATED BY A BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST?
ROSA H ROBISON, MD. DDS. FCAP
Is a trained and board certified dentist and physician with the knowledge of the books and the experience of years of practice.
Oral Cancer is a morbid disease that is highly preventable. Oral cancer is painless and often unnoticed!