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Surgery for skin ulcers

Sometimes, if your skin ulcer isn't healing properly, your doctor will recommend taking a small sample of the skin around the ulcer. This is called a biopsy. See Removal (excision) or biopsy of a skin lesion for more information.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed September 2017.

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