Glossary Term: Pileipellis Scalp Section

A very thin, small section taken from the surface of the pileus, sometimes at the center, but preferably between the pileus center and the margin. The surface of the pileus is examined in this type of section. To make this section: Use a fresh, sharp razor blade and make two very fine incisions – parallel to one another – about 5mm long. Make a third incision going the opposite direction, creating a U-shape. Grab the loose end using forceps or tweezers that is opposite of the one uncut area of the U. Pull free, tearing the material. Examine the edges under a microscope at low magnification at first.

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