Flashcards in Benign Neoplasms of the Skin Deck (16)
Cherry hemangiomas typically appear in ________.
adults with a truncal distribution
Cherry hemangiomas can be treated with __________.
lasers, electrodesication, shave biopsies, or liquid nitrogen
Hemangiomas are __________.
benign endothelial neoplasms; they're only complication is trauma
What are risk factors for infantile hemangiomas?
Being female, chorionic villus sampling during pregnancy, and prematurity
What is the natural history of hemangiomas?
Rapid growth in the first 1 to 3 months of life followed by eventual involution (50% by age 5, 70% by age 7, and 90% by age 9)
Port-Wine stains can be associated with _________.
Klippel-Trenaunry syndrome, which presents with excessive growth of one limb with accompanying edema and varices, or Sturge Weber syndrome (with potential neurologic/ocular involvement)
Nevus sebaceus generally presents as a ____________.
flat, yellowish/skin-colored lesion, often on the scalp; they increase at puberty
Adults (often after middle age) can have tumors of the oil glands, generally presenting on the face, called _______.
The medical term for skin tags is ________.
The only treatment for lipomas is ________.
surgical excision, because they are deep
_________ usually present on the legs.
Describe the progression of collagen in keloid scarring.
Starts as type III then progresses to type I
Differentiate hypertrophic scars from keloids.
Hypertrophic scars do not extend beyond the original wound, while keloids do.
Tumors of the hair follicle are called _______.
seborrheic keratoses (Morgan Freeman)
Moles and nevi are _________.