- Skin lesion
Skin lesions are areas of discolored, abnormal or diseased skin tissue. They include moles,
cysts, warts or skin tags. Most are benignbut are sometimes removed if they are painful, unsightly or restrict movement. Surgical removal is the most common treatment for most skin lesions. Warts may also be removed by being frozen off using liquid gasor treated using a chemical paint, some may even be burned off. If suspected of being malignant, a biopsyis taken and analysed in a laboratory for any signs of cancerous cells.
Skin lesions can be divided in two categories: primary and secondary lesions.Primary lesions include:
macule, papule, nodule, bulla, burrow, telangiectasia, patch, vesicle, pustule, cyst, plaque, and wheal. [ [http://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/education/derm/tutorials.html Skin Lesion Nomenclature Tutorials ] ]
Secondary lesions include: scale,
ulcer, crust, erosion, lichenification, atrophy, and scar.
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