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Semin Plast Surg. 2016 Aug;30(3):98-107. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1584823.

Common Adult Skin and Soft Tissue Lesions.

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1
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
2
Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Abstract

A strong foundational knowledge of dermatologic disease is crucial for a successful practice in plastic surgery. A plastic surgeon should be able to identify and appreciate common dermatologic diseases that may require medical and/or surgical evaluation and management. In this article, the authors describe epidermal/dermal, infectious, pigmented, and malignant cutaneous lesions that are commonly encountered in practice. Descriptions include the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical course, and management options for each type of lesion.

KEYWORDS:

benign; common; cutaneous; dermatology; malignant

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