Common Benign and Malignant Skin Lesions

  • Maryam M. Asgari
  • David J. Leffell


The elderly patient presents us with a variety of benign and malignant skin lesions. The ability to differentiate various cutaneous neoplasms is especially important in the geriatric population because of the higher incidence of malignant skin tumors that arise in aging skin. The aim of this chapter is to acquaint the surgeon with normal skin anatomy, with changes in skin anatomy during aging, and with the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common benign and malignant skin tumors of the elderly.


Merkel Cell Carcinoma Actinic Keratose Nodular Melanoma Actinic Cheilitis Seborrheic Keratose 
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  • Maryam M. Asgari
  • David J. Leffell

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