This is a corrected version of the article that appeared in print. Patients will experience a wide range of skin growths and changes over their lifetime. Family physicians should be able to distinguish potentially malignant from benign skin tumors. Most lesions can be diagnosed on the basis of history and clinical examination.
The most common skin lesions (benign) | With Pictures
Seborrheic Keratosis, sometimes called senile wart, is a non-cancerous condition that occurs as a light brown, black or tan growth on the surface of the skin. These are usually harmless but may sometimes get irritated or be aesthetically unappealing. They can be removed, if necessary. Dermatosis paulosa nigra is a condition that occurs mainly in darker skin types and usually starts to form in adolescence. Stucco keratosis is another harmless skin condition among common skin lesions with the following characteristics :.
We present the case of an year-old patient with a recurrent hyperpigmented and cauliflower-like skin tumor on the stump of his left index finger. Despite suggestive clinical appearance for chromoblastomycosis the tumor was initially clinically and also histopathologically misdiagnosed as recurrent squamous cell carcinoma. Due to a cardiogenic shock, the patient died shortly after the diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis, before adequate treatment could be introduced. In non-tropical regions chromoblastomycosis is an uncommon chronic fungal infection with Fonsecaea pedrosoi being the most prevalent etiological agent. Mostly lower extremities are involved.
When caught promptly, almost all squamous cell carcinomas SCCs of the skin can be successfully treated. But when they become more advanced, these skin cancers can become dangerous. SCC of the skin can develop anywhere on the body but is most often found on exposed areas exposed to ultraviolet UV radiation like the face, lips, ears, scalp, shoulders, neck, back of the hands and forearms.