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Lumps and bumps 

Lumps and bumps
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Lumps and bumps
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10.1093/med/9780199208388.003.28
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date: 15 October 2019

Introduction462

Assessment463

Colour464

Symptoms473

Surface and texture474

Some classical presentations476

Neonatal/infantile lumps479

Malignant skin tumours480

Lump and bump are non-medical terms of Nordic origin implying visible and/or palpable swellings, lump (technical term, nodule) meaning a deeper and larger entity than bump (papule). Many different processes can present as single or multiple papules and/or nodules, and a lump apparent at the skin surface may be due to deeper pathology e.g. a lymph node or musculoskeletal structure. Some lumps and bumps may indicate underlying diseases or potential problems (...

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