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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Family Medicine|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles and Practice: Eighth Edition|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||25|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
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