Flashcards in General Investigations Deck (7)
What are the indications for biopsy?
-lesions which have neoplastic or premalignant features or are enlarging
-persistent lesions that are of uncertain aetiology
-persistent lesions that are failing to respond to treatment
-confirmation of the clinical diagnosis is required
-lesions that are causing the patient extreme concern
What are examples of lesions which have neoplastic or premalignant features or are enlarging?
-focal pigmented lesions
Persistent lesions of uncertain aetiology?
Soft or hard tissue
Persistent lesions failing to respond to treatment?
Ulcers or lesions sub as some radiolucent or radio-opaque bone lesions
Persistent focal lesions involving the gingival/periodontium?
Non-healing extraction sockets
What is an excisional biopsy?
Removal of the complete lesions. Preferred for small, isolated and probably benign lesions.