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chronic ulcer

chronic ulcer in Medicine

chronic ulcer n.
A long-standing ulcer with fibrous scar tissue at its base.

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  • Circumcision of a chronic ulcer consists in making a circular incision around it through the normal skin.

  • A similar epithelioma may arise in connection with a chronic ulcer of the leg.

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