Definitions for "Shave Biopsy"
Keywords:  biopsy, razor, dermis, mole, blade
A biopsy done with a scalpel or a razor that simply shaves the protruding portion of the lesion from the skin.
Type of skin biopsy in which the top layers of the skin (the epidermis and a part of the dermis) are "shaved" off with a surgical blade. Shave biopsies are most useful in diagnosing superficial, benign skin diseases that do not require a deep tissue sample.
a method of obtaining a biopsy sample from a skin lesion