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WLE after shave biopsy came back severely atypical

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      HI everyone.  Is there anyone here waiting for results of a WLE after a severely atypical mole diagnosis? I am a nervous wreck.  It has been 10 days and I still do not have the results and I am preparing for the worst.  I am so sad and depressed over this.
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          Good morning;
          Please remember that they do WLE’s for severe Atypical’s out of an abundance of caution, that it might turn into something bad, not because it is currently bad! There are very very high chances that the biopsy results of your WLE will show margins clear and nothing else! I am sorry you had to have a WLE, that is no fun, but try to let go until you get the results back. Hoping and praying for good results for you!


            Hi there, I’m in the same boat — punch biopsy on small 3mm mole came back with severe cytologic atypia, positive margins, etc. Took a conference of pathologists to diagnose as atypical vs melanoma. Wide excision last week and still waiting for results. Annoying, but better safe than sorry. From reading docs online, it seems only a very small percentage of samples from subsequent excisions ever come back with a higher grade diagnosis than what was found in the initial shave or punch. Hope this helps.
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