Journal of
Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

  • Abbreviation: J. Dent. Oral Hyg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2472
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDOH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 137

Short Communication

Biopsy: Clinical implications

Bhavana.V.Karkera1, Shivakumar B. N.2, Afnan Mohammed3, Vidya M.*, Nandaprasad S.4 and Hemanth M.5
1Department.of Oral Pathology, Mahe Dental College and Hospital, MAHE, India. 2Department of Oral Pathology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India. 3Department of Oral Pathology, Al-Azhar Dental College, Idukki, Kerala, India. 4Department of Oral Pathology, AB Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, India. 5Department of Oral Pathology, Malabar Dental College, Edappal, Kerala. India.
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  •  Accepted: 24 June 2011
  •  Published: 31 August 2011


Biopsy is an important surgical procedure done for the accurate diagnosis of many mucosal lesions. Thus, it is essential for every dentist to know its implications. This article explains the indications, contraindications and several points to be followed during biopsy procedure and the transportation of the specimen to the histopathological laboratory. Knowing these points would help to avoid the unnecessary delay, wrong diagnosis and will improve the understanding between the clinician and the pathologist.   


Key words: Biopsy, oral biopsy, considerations in biopsy.