Correlation of ulcerations and erosions

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 Editor: Oriol Yélamos

 Author(s): Oriol Yélamos     ·  Ralph P. Braun
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Description This chapter describes the correlation of ulcerations and erosions
Author(s) Oriol Yélamos · Ralph P. Braun
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Status update January 1, 2019
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Ulcerations are larger red to orange structureless areas. Histologically, they correspond with loss of the entire epidermis (reaching the papillary dermis). A single ulcerationThis glossary term has not yet been described. is highly suggestive of nodular BCCAbbreviation for Basal Cell Carcinoma, but can also be observed in melanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described., SCCSquamous cell carcinoma or traumatized lesions (table 7) (Aimilios Lallas et al., 2015). Erosions are small brown-red to orange-yellow crusts. Histopathologically, they correspond to partial epidermal loss (Aimilios Lallas et al., 2015). Multiple small erosions are associated with superficialThis glossary term has not yet been described. BCC, but can also occur in traumatized lesions (Ahnlide et al., 2016).