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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: Surgical excision For diagnosis, complete excisional biopsy with minimal margins, pathologically evaluated at multiple levels to determine the tumor thickness, ulceration, mitotic index, evidence of regression,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Treatment

…has 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 Pit…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Clinical Cases

…and mitotic index 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 In 3 months for full-body skin examination in the first years Photoprotection rec…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Treatment

…f variations of definitive lesion removal, ranging from simple excision to excision of the nodule and paring or excision of the altered sub-ulcer cartilage (wedge resection), which may require a flap or other tissue manipulation to cover the affected…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Clinical Cases

…istently firm and indurated. The patient now opts for surgical excision. Surgical excision followed by intralesional corticosteroid injection and pressure bandaging, with serial injections of intralesional corticosteroid due to early recurrence of th…

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