In an excisional biopsy of the breast, the surgeon makes an incision in the skin and removes all or part of the abnormal tissue for examination under a microscope. Unlike needle biopsies, a surgical biopsy leaves a visible scar on the breast and sometimes causes a noticeable.
An excisional breast biopsy is a surgical procedure to remove a lump from your breast. It is also called a lumpectomy. An excisional breast.
Breast surgical excision biopsy and localisation biopsy. You have been given this factsheet because a mammogram (breast x-ray), ultrasound or needle biopsy.