Do I need to have another excision after an atypia mole was removed for biopsy?
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Do I need to have another excision?
The degree of atypia in a mole is determined by the pathologist and not the clinical appearance of the mole by itself. If the pathologist examines the mole and determines that the degree of atypia is moderately atypical, it is typically recommended to have a margin of normal tissue removed or a re-shave of the area. Please use a board certified dermatologist for the best results.
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