Inflamed Mole Biopsy. Is it Common to Send Back to Pathologist to Double Check? (photo)
I had a shave biopsy done on an inflamed mole. The doctor thought I had scratched it after looking @ it w/ dermatoscopy, but I wanted it out. The biopsy came back w/ no atypical cells and inflammation. He sent the specimen back to the pathologist for 3 more slides to "double check" and "look deeper." Is this common w/ inflamed moles? Also, if it came back w/ no atypical cells, should I still be concerned about melanoma? or is atypia more likely? Aren't melanomas pretty obvious histologically?
Mole and inflammad area and the concern for melanoma
Double checking a mole biopsy
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