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Dermatology: biopsy

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Introduction

  • Skin histopathology is a valuable aid to differential and definitive diagnosis of many skin conditions.

Uses

Advantages

  • Simple technique.
  • In many cases will confirm or indicate a clear cut diagnosis.

Disadvantages

  • May require sedation.
  • May not yield definitive diagnosis.
  • Chronic inflammatory changes and self-excoriation mask pathologic changes.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan M M & Grinwis G C M (2018) Clinical pathology in equine dermatology. Equine Vet Educ 30 (7), 377-385 VetMedResource.
  • Knottenbelt D C (2012) The approach to the equine dermatology case in practice. Vet Clin Equine 28 (1), 131-153 PubMed.
  • Stannard A A (2000) Nodular diseases. Vet Derm 11 (3), 179-186 WileyOnline.
  • Littlewood J D (1997) Diagnostic procedures in equine skin disease. Equine Vet Educ 9 (4),174-176 VetMedResource.
  • Pascoe R R (1991) Equine nodular and erosive skin conditions - the common and the not so common. Equine Vet Educ (3), 153-159 (Good summary of biopsy techniques and diagnostic approach to equine skin conditions) WileyOnline.
  • Hahn R A (1984) Skin biopsy in horses. Mod Vet Pract 65 (2),122 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Scott D W & Miller W H Jr (2011) Diagnostic Methods. In: Equine Dermatology. 2nd edn. Saunders, USA. pp 35-100.
  • Knottenbelt D C (2009) Diagnostic/Investigative Procedures. In: Pascoe’s Principles and Practice of Equine Dermatology. 2nd edn. Saunders, USA. pp 41-81.

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