The Clinical Takeaway: Optimal biopsy for skin lesion

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In this episode:

 

– Knowing when to use a punch or partial biopsy, and knowing how to perform these procedures well is crucial
– GPs should avoid a wide excision without performing the sentinel node calculation, as it will make referral for further treatment more complex for the specialist
– It is ok for the patients to wait 4-6 weeks for definite surgery

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 36 mins

 

Guest: A/Prof Robyn Saw, Surgical Oncologist & General Surgeon; Melanoma Institute Australia; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Associate Professor in Surgery, The University of Sydney

 

Recommended resources:
Melanoma Education Portal
Melanoma Risk Assessment Tool

 

 

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