Q. Why do they send a mole biopsy sample for second opinion?

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Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 03, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 08, 2020

Hi doctor,

I had a mole removed from my leg. The pathology laboratory has sent my sample to another laboratory for second opinion. Why would they do that?

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  • Especially, mole is removed when color is changing or increasing in size or itching or ulceration. As it is removed based on clinical finding, extra evaluation is being done.
  • A second opinion is better rather than making a wrong diagnosis, which can affect management.

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