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Also called a wide local excision, an excisional biopsy involves surgical removal of a tumor and some normal tissue around it. The amount of normal tissue taken (also called the clinical margin) depends on the thickness of the tumor.
After surgery, our doctors may need to repair the area with a flap from adjacent skin or a graft taken from elsewhere on your body.
Extramammary Paget's disease can come back, so we make sure to schedule regular checkups. Additional surgery may be required, with other options considered: