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How deep into the layers of epidermis/ dermis do tumors go?

How deep into the layers of epidermis/ dermis do tumors go?

Depend on the stage: It can go through all the layers. Stage iii skin cancer not only will go through all layers but also to adjacent cartilage, muscle and bone. ...Read more

Epidermis (Definition)

The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) ...Read more


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What makes the epidermis and dermis similar?

What makes the epidermis and dermis similar?

They are both: Layers of skin & both help to protect the body. ...Read more

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What is the importance of the epidermis and dermis?

What is the importance of the epidermis and dermis?

They help to: Form skin which a way the body protects itself. ...Read more

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What are the structural and functional similarities between epidermis and dermis?

Difficult question: This is an extremely difficult and complicated answer. I would reference a medical textbook as this requires a discussion of the various proteins that make up the skin. ...Read more

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Does washing your face with a mild soap everyday damage your epidermis or dermis?

Does washing your face with a mild soap everyday damage your epidermis or dermis?

Soap: Ideally then, facial skin should not come in contact with soap or hot water so that the natural pH level of the skin, which is slightly acidic at 4 to 4.5, is not disturbed. Leaving the acidity of the skin intact protects it not only from dryness, but also from blemishes and irritations that might come from invading bacteria. The skin has its own protective shield, regular soap can cause damage. ...Read more

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Is tattoo ink injected into the epidermis or dermis?

Dermis: Henna is used on the epidermis. Permanent tattoos are ink within the macrophages of the dermis, and even if the epidermis is lost, as in a third degree burn, they'll still be there. ...Read more

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Please explain why is a third degree burn, which destroys both epidermis and dermis considered a serious injury?

Please explain why is a third degree burn, which destroys both epidermis and dermis considered a serious injury?

Full thickness burn: A third degree burn is one that includes all layers of the epi & dermis. The trouble? Healing. 3rd degree burns heal poorly owing to the fact that the areas which give rise to new cells are injured. 3rd degree burns heal with contractures, are prone to become infected, and often need to be excised (cut out) with skin grafts placed to allow healing. ...Read more

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Is the epidermis and the dermis the same?

No: Epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and dermis is just below it. ...Read more

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How does the epidermis differ from dermis?

How does the epidermis differ from dermis?

The epidermis: Is the outermost layer of skin. The dermis is right below it. The epidermis contains very little in the way of structures. Whereas the dermis contains blood vessels and many other structures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the epidermis and the dermis?

What is the difference between the epidermis and the dermis?

The difference: The epidermis is the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. The dermis lies below it. The dermis contains many structures whereas the epidermis contains few. ...Read more

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Does the epidermis or the dermis provide the blood supply?

Does the epidermis or the dermis provide the blood supply?

Dermis: The epidermis is does not contain blood vessels. For oxygenation, there is diffusion from blood vessels in the dermis. ...Read more

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Does the musculoskeletal system have an epidermis and a dermis?

Fascia: The words epidermis and dermis relate to the integumentary system These two terms are not in the musculoskeletal system. The fascial layer surrounding muscles could be what you are asking. ...Read more

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Hi, My skin biopsy shows "hyperkeratosis and acanthosis of the epidermis and in dermis perivascular lymphocytic infitrate" will Ciclosporin help me?

Hi, My skin biopsy shows "hyperkeratosis and acanthosis of the epidermis and in dermis perivascular lymphocytic infitrate" will Ciclosporin help me?

Not specific enough: This sounds like a fairly benign pathologic description, so I doubt you would need cyclosporine, unless there is other information, or there has been no response to more benign therapies ...Read more

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What kind of tissue are the dermis and epidermis?

Skin: They are layers of skin. Please see: https://www. Aad. Org/public/kids/skin/the-layers-of-your-skin ...Read more

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What is the primary difference between the dermis and epidermis?

Skin layers: The epidermis is the outer most layer of skin and the dermis is the tissue just below that. ...Read more

Dermis (Definition)

Dermis is the technical term for the outside skin of the body. It is used in a combined form for a number of skin related conditions such as dermatitis as well as the name of the skin ...Read more


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