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cic·a·tri·ces(sik'ă-triks, si-kā'triks; sik'ă-tri'sēz), The classically correct pronunciation is cica'trix but the pronunciation here is more common U.S. usage.
cicatrix/cic·a·trix/ (sĭ-ka´triks) (sik´ah-triks) pl. cica´trices [L.] scar.
cicatrixScar, see there.
cic·a·trix, pl. cicatrices (sikă-triks, sikă-trīsēz)
cicatrixA scar. Scar tissue.
cic·a·trix, pl. cicatrices (sikă-triks, -trish ēz)
Patient discussion about cicatrix
Q. except for for the scars, are there any more consequence to burns? 10 years ago i was burned in my face and right hand from boiling water. i was hospitalized and was treated with skin grafts from my thighs. In the last four weeks I feel a strange feeling in my scar. Its hard to describe the exact feeling but it kind of a painful lump inside my flesh. 10 years After that accident can it be that my body is still not over this injury?
a) nothing happens - shouldn't hurt at all (this is by far the most common situation)
b) nerve trapping (which happened to me. Its usually begins months after the burn and not years. and you dont have a lump)
c) skin cancer from the scar. this is a rare syndrome but you must go to your GP do exclude it. its called marjolin ulcer.
Q. what should i do if i got burned from boiling water? how should i take care of my self? will i get a scar?