Biopsy is a medical test commonly performed by a surgeon, interventional radiologist, or an interventional cardiologist involving the removal of a tissue sample from a living body for the purpose of diagnostic examination .This procedure must be included where a suspected lesion may present. There are various biopsy techniques that are available for the oral pathology. The results of biopsy could take a week or 10 days; if the results didn’t match with the clinical examination, the biopsy must be repeated.
The purpose of a biopsy is to find out the nature of an abnormality, called a lesion. It may be caused by an illness or an injury. The lesion may be an area of soft tissue or bone that appears unusual or diseased. It could be a new bump, or a patch of skin that has changed color or texture.
There are two types of biopsy: Incisional and Excisional.
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