ITEMS IN AFP WITH MESH TERM:
A Painless Red Nodule - Photo Quiz
Yellowish, Verrucous Lesions on the Scalp - Photo Quiz
An Ulcerating Foot Lesion - Photo Quiz
An Elderly Woman with a Non-healing Ulcer - Photo Quiz
Multiple Erythematous Plaques of the Trunk - Photo Quiz
Screening for Skin Cancer - Putting Prevention into Practice
Sunscreen Use for Skin Cancer Prevention - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries
Pigmented Nodule Below the Eye - Photo Quiz
ABSTRACT: Cutaneous vascular lesions are the most common pediatric birthmarks. Flat vascular malformations tend to persist, but raised vascular lesions, known as hemangiomas, generally involute. Although not always necessary, treatment of flat lesions, if desired, is best accomplished with flash-lamp pumped pulsed dye laser. Therapy of hemangiomas varies depending on the presence of associated symptoms or syndromes. Specifically, hemangiomas that are likely to lead to loss of function or life ( e.g. lesions of internal organs, lesions associated with coagulopathy) should be treated promptly. Treatment may also be required for hemangiomas that are likely to lead to scarring when the lesion involutes, such as hemangiomas of the nose and lip. The natural history of hemangiomas includes proliferative, stationary and involutional phases. Many superficial hemangiomas resolve with minimal sequelae.
ABSTRACT: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin malignancy. While this lesion most often occurs in sun-exposed areas of the skin, it can also develop in sites that are not usually exposed to sunlight or artificial ultraviolet radiation, such as the breast, palm or groin. A periodic complete examination of the skin should be performed to ensure that atypical presentations of basal cell carcinoma are not overlooked or misdiagnosed. Treatment options include curettage and desiccation, cryosurgery, surgical excision, radiotherapy and Mohs micrographic surgery.