Vincent Cumberworth BSc FRCS Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
Clementine Churchill Hospital Sudbury Hill Harrow Middlesex HA1 3RX
Private Secretary: Tel: 020 8872 3866 Fax: 0208872 3861

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Skin Lesions

Skin lesions can occur in various forms and attention may be drawn to an area if there has been any change in shape, irritation, pigmentation, bleeding or any other changes of concern.

Skin lesions may be benign or malignant but a biopsy, or excision, and histological analysis may be required to find out the precise nature of the condition, and also to find out if any further treatment is required.

Excision of a skin lesion will necessarily leave a scar and it is advisable to discuss this with the surgeon.  Occasionally there can be infection or bleeding at the site of the excision and follow up will be required.  The results of histological analysis can take 7 – 10 days.