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Skin

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Cryosurgery
Use of liquid nitrogen to destroy tissue.
Skin Biopsy
Suspected malignant skin lesions are removed and sent to the lab.
Skin Test
Reaction of the body to a substance by observing the result- injection or topical
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Malignant tumor of the squamous epithelial cells of the epidermis.
Malignant Melanoma
Cancerous growth composed of melanocytes.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Malignant tumor of the basal cell layer of the epidermis.
Nevus
Pigmented lesion of the skin
Keloid
Hypertrophied, thickened scar.
Tinea
Infection of the skin caused by a fungus.
Psoriasis
Skin condition characterized by itchy, scaly, red plaques covered by silvery gray scales.
Cellulitis
Infection of the skin marked by heat, redness, pain, and swelling.
Urticaria (hives)
Acute allergic reaction red, round wheals develop.
Ulcer
Open sore on the skin or mucous membranes within the body.
Pustule
Absess of the skin containing pus.
Polyp
Benign growth extending from the surface of mucous membranes.
Nodule
Solid, round or oval elevated lesion.
Fissure
Groove or crack-like sore.
Cyst
Closed sac or pouch containing fluid.