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Lesions

TermDefinition
macule, macula (freckle) small, flat, discolored area, nonpalpable
patch (vitiligo) larger, flat, discolored area, nonpalpable
papule small elevated, palpable, solid mass
plaque solid mass, elevated, palpable on surface of skin
nodule solid mass deeper into the skin
vesicle elevated fluid filled
bulla bubble
pustule pus-filled blister
abscess localized collection of pus in the body
erosion loss of skin
ulcer a sore
excoriation a scratch
fissure crack in the skin
scale skin flaking off
crust dried substance on skin
vascular lesion wounds related to blood vessels
cherry angioma small blood vessels tumor
telangiectasia over expansion of the end of blood vessel, spider
petechis small bruise
ecchymosis larger bruise
cicatrix, cicatrices scar
keloid overgrowth of scar tissue
epidermal tumors tumors on the skin
nevus mole
dysplastic nevus mole w/bad change/formation (often precancerous)
verruca wart
Created by: cscostello
 

 



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