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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lipoma

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A benign neoplasm of adipocytes that forms in the subcutaneous fat (as well as in other organs sometimes) and manifests itself clinically as either an elevated tumor or a tumor that cannot be visualized clinically, but that can be palpated, the skin overlying it in both circumstances being normal.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lipoma

A benign neoplasm of adipocytes that forms in the subcutaneous fat (as well as in other organs sometimes) and manifests itself clinically as either an elevated tumor or a tumor that cannot be visualized clinically, but that can be palpated, the skin…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Treatment

Treatment Initial therapy First-line therapy: Surgical excision For diagnosis, complete excisional biopsy with minimal margins, pathologically evaluated at multiple levels to determine the tumor thickness, as well as to determine presence of ulcera…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Treatment

…as occurred after three or four injections, consider surgical excision (see Alternative therapy). Alternative therapy If keloids do not respond or remain symptomatic, surgical excision is an alternative, although the lesions tend to recur (see Pitf…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Treatment

…en reported to help. In recurrent, refractory cases, surgical excision of the lesion and associated sub-ulcer cartilage is often very effective. Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis (failing conservative approach) First steps Topical corticosteroids…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Clinical Cases

…Stage 1a melanoma Follow-up The patient goes for wide local excision with 1 cm margins; there is no residual melanoma in the excision specimen Subsequent follow-up 3 months for full-body skin examination in the first years Photoprotection recomme…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Clinical Cases

…nt options discussed: intralesional corticosteroids, surgical excision, possibly both Patient opts for intralesional corticosteroid (40 mg/cc, 0.2 cc injected) Follow-up in 4 weeks Four-week follow-up evaluation Minimal softening of induration, wit…

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