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Scar (definition)

(skahr) (Greek. Eschara - from the scab on a burn or wound)

Synonym:

Cicatrix
A scar is the fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease.

Types:

Atrophic scar:

Papyraceous or cigarette paper scar - describes thin wrinkled scars.

Cribriform scar (Latin. Cribrum - sieve):

Describes a scar perforated with multiple small apertures.

Hypertrophic scar:

An elevated vascular scar with excessive growth of fibrous tissue.

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