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Integumentary Sys.6

Integumentary System procedure and surgical terms

biopsy removal of living tissue for the purpose of microscopic examination
cryosurgery use of extreme cold to freeze and destroy unwanted tissue
debridement removal of dead or damaged tissue and foreign material from a wound
dermabrasion removal of skin blemishes and wrinkles using mechanical or chemical methods
dermatome instrument for cutting skin
dermatoplasty surgical repair of the skin; skin transplant
electrodesiccation destruction of tissue by burning or drying the tissue with an electric spark; primarily used to destroy superficial growths such as warts, but may also be used on deeper tissues
Mohs surgery surgical procedure for malignant skin growths that involves the removal of the visible and root portions of the malignancy in mapped layers
rhytidectomy excision or removal of excess skin for the elimination of wrinkles; also called a face-lift
rhytidoplasty surgical repair of wrinkles
Created by: Amaier