Excision of a skin tumor is a surgical procedure that involves removing the entire skin tumor.
What are the indications of this intervention?
The dermatologist indicates the removal of any suspicious tumor. But also, the patient may have to request the excision of an unsightly tumor even if it is benign.
How is the operation going in Turkey?
This procedure takes place in a doctor’s office or in a clinic. It is the dermatologist who carries out this type of treatment. A sterile scalpel is used for excision of the tumor under local anaesthesia. Then, the surgeon sutures with a resorbable thread
This is a surgical procedure quite practiced in Turkey and Istanbul with a success rate of almost 100%. It is necessary to respect the aseptic conditions.
Finally, the dermatologist sends the tumor to an anatomic pathology laboratory.
Why should the sample be sent to anatomic pathology lab?
The removed tumor must be analyzed by a specialist in pathology. The goal is to confirm the diagnosis of possible skin cancer while specifying the limits of healthy skin and then to specify the subsequent therapeutic behavior.
What are the results of this examination?
The laboratory tells us about the exact nature of the tumor:
- Benign tumors: moles, warts, keratoses, condylomas, cysts, and lipomas.
- Doubtful tumors: some benign tumors can be transformed, in case of doubt the lesion must be removed.
- Malignant tumors: epitheliomas, melanomas, and sarcomas.
What are the complications of removing skin tumours?
The procedure takes place in our partner hospitals in Turkey & Istanbul under local anaesthesia, but the allergic risk exists.
The risk of haemorrhaging is to be feared.
Even a rare infectious risk must be prevented.
What kind of post-surgical follow-up in Turkey & Istanbul?
Regular checks with the dermatologist are necessary. The purpose of these visits is to examine the treated skin, to retrieve the results of the pathological examination and to indicate a possible medical treatment.