Dermatology

Varicose Vein Stripping

Varicose vein stripping is the surgical removal of a ligated varicose vein through incisions in the groin area or back of the knee.

Lichenification

A reaction from the skin from repeated scratching that causes it to thicken

Excoriation

an erosion (depression in skin thinner than the epidermis, thus superficial) caused by scratching

Eschar

Brown flaking over a lesion that contains dead necrotic tissue. Separate from Scab which is composed of dried blood or fluids

Scab

Brown flaking over a lesion that contains dried blood or fluids. Separate from Eschar which is composed of necrotic tisue.

Crust

Brown flaking over a lesion

Scale

Flaking of the most superficial layers of the skin that stays above the epidermis.

Fissure

a depression in the skin of any thickness (thus is an Erosion or Ulcer) that is linear in shape.

Ulcer

a depression in the skin that is thicker than the epidermis, thus is deep and usually bleeds.