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SKIN AND SKIN TUMORS



To skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects us against heat and light, injury and infection. Regulates body temperature and stores water, fat and vitamin D. The weight is about 2.5 kg.

It consists of two main layers:

    
external, called epidermis and
    
internal, called the dermis.

In everyday outer surgical clinic, we come very regularly faced with numerous incidents involving skin disorders. These patients often anxious and panicky, asking if each nodule or "olive" observed in their body is cancer (?!) Or not; The concern of course is not unreasonable, kath'oti research conducted in America have shown that 40-50% of Americans who reach the age of 65 yrs, will develop skin cancer!

Various lesions or lesions can grow on the skin. Some of them are relatives (such as epidermal hamartomas), others are acquired (such as seborrheic keratoses). These lesions from different cell types that form the building blocks of the skin and are epithelial, mesenchymal, vascular, neuroendocrine, muscle or neurogenic differentiation. The most part these lesions are benign, sometimes resulting problem, however, the differential diagnosis of malignant or premalignant lesions.

In these cases, the correct diagnosis is made only by histological examination of the lesion and this is the main reason that the majority of these lesions treated primarily by surgical removal.

According to the origin and characteristics of the lesions were classified into

benign tumors and

malignant tumors.

Of the benign tumors will look at the most common include:

the lipomas,
smigmatogonnes the cysts and the very common problem of new mostly ages
cysts coccyx, while

Of the malignant tumors will look at:

the squamous cell skin cancer
the basal skin cancer, as well as
melanoma.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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