Skin tumors can be benign or malignant. However, due to increased exposure to the sun, the number of skin cancer diagnoses has risen extensive and patients are getting younger and younger.
Unusual skin changes should be demonstrated to a dermatologist as soon as possible. Many skin tumors can be treated well using the most modern treatment methods. A lot of experience and surgical sensitivity are required, especially in the face, neck, décolleté and hands, in order to safe tumor removal and achieving an appealing result.
What are the types and symptoms of skin tumors?
The term skin tumor (also called lump or neoplasm) initially refers to a proliferating increase in tissue. A tumor can be benign or malignant in nature. For this purpose, there is an exact classification according to the place of its occurrence, its properties and causes.
How is a skin tumor diagnosed and treated?
The diagnosis is usually made by a dermatologist using a biopsy (skin sample). If it is a malignant skin tumor, it must be removed as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading in the body tissue (metastasis). Benign skin tumors are also often removed if they cause discomfort or are perceived as aesthetically disturbing. Some findings can be treated with creams, icing, radiation or laser therapy.
If the operation is necessary, both tumor removal and plastic surgical defect coverage by Dr. Winter haulers take place:
- OP for benign skin tumors
- OP for basal cell carcinoma (semi-malignant tumor)
- OP for squamous cell carcinoma (malignant tumor)
- OP for malignant melanoma (black skin cancer), possibly with lymph node diagnostics
- Surgery for Bowen’s disease (tumor precursor)
- Therapy for birthmarks and other benign skin changes
- Skin reconstruction after tumor surgery
The skin changes and tumors are removed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. General anesthesia and an inpatient stay may be necessary for larger findings. The tissue is then examined finely and, depending on the results, a follow-up treatment may be required.