Skin Tumors

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Skin lesions in the form of skin growths occur commonly in most individuals over their lifetime. Most skin lesions are easily visible and identifiable. While some do not undergo any changes, those that do, and those that arise de novo, or those that do not fit in with a clear diagnosis may need to be biopsied or removed, in order to rule out any underlying malignancy. Skin tumors include benign growths such as epidermoid cysts and lipomas, as well as cancerous growths such as melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). In some instances, lesions that are bothersome may require removal as well. Basic techniques such as cryotherapy, electrosurgery or excision are employed to remove skin tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice: Eighth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783030544416
ISBN (Print)9783030544409
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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