Integumentary

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Actinic Keratosis

A premalignant warty lesion occurring on the sun-exposed skin of the face or hands in aged light-skinned people.

Alopecia

Infections skin disease commonly occurring in children; caused by group A streptococci of Staphylococcus.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

A slow growing malignant neoplasm

Benign Lesion

A tumor that does not form metastases, and does not invade and destroy adjacent normal tissue.

Biopsy

A process of removing tissue from a patient for macroscopic diagnostic examination.

Congenital Nevus

A melanocytic nevus that is visible at birth, is often larger than an acquired nevus.

Contact Dematitis

Acute or chronic dermatitis caused by initial irritant effect of a substance that comes in contact with the skin.

Debridement

Removal of foreign materials, necrotic matter, and devitalized tissue from a wound or burn.

Decubitus Ulcer

Focal ischemis necrosis of skin and underlying tissues at sites of constant pressure or recurring friction.

Dermabrasion

Procedure used to remove acne scars or pits, performed with sandpaper or other abrasive materials.

Dermatofibroma

A slowly-growing, benign skin nodule consisting of poorly demarcated cellular fibrous tissue.

Dermatologist

A physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating cutaneous and related systemic diseases.

Dermatone

An instrument for cutting thin slices of skin for grafting or excising small lesions.

Dermis

Directly below the epidermis, the dermis is the second layer of the skin.

Dysplastic Nevus

Cutaneous pigmented lesions with notched, irregular borders, considered pre-malignant.

Epidermis

The outer layer of the skin.

Eschar

A thick, crusty covering or slough that develops after thermal or chemical burn or cauterization of the skin.

Gynecomastia

Excessive development of the male mammary glands.

Impetigo

A contagious superficial pyoderma, caused by Staph or group A Strep.

Intradermal Nevus

A nevus in which nests of melanocytes are found in the dermis, but not at the epidermaldermal junction.

Keloid

A nodule, firm, often linear mass of hyper-plastic, thick scar tissue.

Mycoses

Any disease caused by a fungus.

Necrosis

Pathologic death of one or more cells, or of a portion of tissue or organ, resulting from irreversible damage.

Nevus

A circumscribed malformation of the skin, especially one that is colored by hyperpigmentation.

Pilonidal Cyst

Hair-containing cyst or sinus in the tissues of the sacrococcygeal area.

Pruritis

Relating to itching

Psoriasis

A common inherited condition characterized by the eruption of reddish, silvery-scaled maculopapules.

Sebaceous Cyst

A common cyst of the skin and sucutis containing sebum and keratin.

Seborrhea

Over activity of the sebaceous gland, resulting in an excessive amount of sebum.

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