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Spring 2006, Vol. 14 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2006) 14, 21-22


Pearls in Dermatology

How I perform curette-assisted razor blade shave excision

WYM Tang 鄧旭明 and C Wong 黃秀娟

Abstract
Excision of superficial and slightly deeper cutaneous lesion can be performed by shaving the lesion using a razor blade. After induction of local anaesthesia, normal saline is injected to make the lesion bulge. A peripheral portion of the lesion is curetted for assessment of its benignity and cleavage plane. This is followed by shaving with a razor blade. Haemostasis is achieved by aluminium chloride. (Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2006) 14, 21-22)