GENERAL SURGERY

Melanoma of the Extremity

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Fig. 23.1 Melanoma, back of thigh Fig. 23.2 Superficial spreading type Fig. 23.3 Nodular melanoma with ulcer fixed to the bone   23.7 Staging of Melanoma The clinical staging of…

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Lymphatic Ulcer of Lower Limb

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Fig. 15.1 Large foot ulcer in lymphedema of the lower limb stage IV. This ulcer requires debridement and long-term topical therapy concurrently with procedures for decrease of edema of the…

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Race Incidence Caucasian [20] 30–360 per 100,000 Hispanic [21] ~20 per 100,000 Black [7] ~3 per 100,000 Japanese [18] ~20 per 100,000 Chinese [14] 6–9 per 100,000 Asian, Indian [17]…

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Venous Ulcer

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Fig. 10.1 (a) In a limb with normal venous pump, effects of exercise on calf volume and venous pressure measured on the dorsum of the foot. (b) Effects of exercise…

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Atypical Leg Ulceration

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Fig. 21.1 Peripheral symmetrical gangrene involving all four limbs Fig. 21.2 Peripheral symmetrical gangrene involving both lower limbs 21.5 Metabolic Disorders 21.5.1 Necrobiosis Lipoidica Necrobiosis lipoidica is a rare chronic…

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Approach to a Case of Ulcer of Lower Extremity

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Physical or chemical injury Pressure (decubitus), chemical (corrosive agents) following sclerotherapy, self-inflicted Malignancy Squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, sarcoma, lymphoma, metastatic cancer Drug induced Steroid ulcers, halogens, ergotamine,…

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Investigations for Ulcer of the Lower Extremity

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Fig. 7.1 Handheld Doppler for measurement of systolic pressure for ABPI Fig. 7.2 ABPI When Doppler tests indicate arterial insufficiency, arterial Duplex ultrasonography will (noninvasively) provide accurate anatomic and hemodynamic…

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum

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Category of disorders Examples Gastrointestinal Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, collagenous colitis, gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcers, intestinal polyps Hematological Leukemia (myelogenous, hairy cell), myelofibrosis, myelodysplastic syndromes, paraproteinemia, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria…

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Fig. 24.1 Basal cell carcinoma of knee region Superficial BCC: Commonly presents as an erythematous scaly or eroded macule on the trunk and may be difficult to differentiate clinically from…

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