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August 1966

A Technique of Biopsy Recommended for Keratoacanthomas

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine and the Skin and Cancer Unit, University Hospital, New York University Medical Center.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(2):191-193. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600260083010

A special technique of biopsy by excision of a fusiform specimen is described and recommended for keratoacanthomas. This method furnishes an ideal specimen for histopathologic examination and permits observation of the remainder of the lesion for the likelihood of spontaneous involution.

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