Definition of Lesion

Lesion is a generalized term for any abnormal growth – can result from injury, disease, or surgery. Some lesions are malignant (cancerous) though most lesions are benign (noncancerous).

Numerous types of lesions affect the skin. Their characteristics help define and diagnose disorders and conditions of the skin as well as systemic disorders that manifest dermatologic symptoms.

Common Types

Common Types of Skin Lesions
AchrochordonAAngiomaBasal cell carcinoma
BirthmarkBlisterBulla
DermatofibrosisKeloidLentigines
MaculeMalignant melanomaNevus
NodulePapillomaPapule
PlaquePustuleScale
ScarSquamous cell carcinomaTelangiectasis
UlcerVesicleWheal

See also DERMATITIS; PLAQUE, SKINPSORIASIS; RASHSKIN CANCER.

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