Dermatohistology and histography
Dermatohistology deals with the fine-tissue (microscopic) image of the skin and its changes. In dermatology, a clear diagnosis is rarely possible without a skin biopsy (skin sample) and fine tissue examination. Sometimes several fine-tissue examinations of different parts of the body and of different stages of the disease process are necessary. A fine-tissue diagnosis usually provides clarity for the patient and the attending physician.
During histography, the removed skin including the removed skin tumour is processed three-dimensionally in fine tissue in order to ensure the complete removal of the diseased skin while at the same time sparing the healthy skin.