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Shave Biopsy for Autoimmune Bullous Diseases

“This simple, suture-sparing technique uses one biopsy to generate perilesional skin for DIF as well as an intact vesicle for H&E suitable to identify the histologic location of the split:  intra- versus subepidermal.” – Dr. Michael Krathen Evaluating a skin …

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Surgical Defects of the Ear

Clinical Bottom Line:

One should start with a smaller defect, then progressing to a larger size defect, as one gains experience in the technique.
Removal of a skin cancer involving

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Surgical Defects of the Upper Lip

Clinical Bottom Line:

  • One should start with a small wound using this technique.
  • Freeing up a bilateral advancement flap.
  • This is a superior technique for closing defects of