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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



excisional skin surgery  listen  (ek-SIH-zhuh-nul … SER-juh-ree)

  A surgical procedure used to remove moles, cysts, skin cancer, and other skin growths using local anesthesia. To treat skin cancer, the doctor uses a scalpel to remove the entire tumor and some of the healthy tissue around it.