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An excisional biopsy is larger and deeper than a shave or punch biopsy.
It is used for conditions such as cancer, which must be entirely removed.
Your doctor will go as deep as is necessary to remove all of the area visibly affected, as well as some unaffected tissue around the outside of the lesion,
The incision is then closed with stitches.