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Nodules (1 of 2)

Nodule
A solid elevation of the skin greater than
1 cm in diameter that usually extends into the deeper skin layers.

Nodular lesion on the limb of a dog
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Nodular lesion on the limb of a dog (histocytoma)
 

Nodules may result from:

  • Neoplasia (originating from skin cells, or metastatic)

  • Inflammatory cell accumulation (especially chronic granulomatous inflammation associated with infections or sterile processes)

  • or less commonly, tissue dysplasia or hyperplasia or mineral deposition.

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