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scar

 [skar]
a mark remaining after the healing of a wound, such as one caused by injury, illness, smallpox vaccination, or surgery. (See also healing and keloid.) Beneath the skin is a fibrous connective tissue known as subcutaneous tissue, composed of cells called fibroblasts, which after injury are stimulated to grow into granulation tissue, knitting the wound together. Scar tissue is formed by dense masses of granulation tissue. Called also cicatrix.

scar

(skar),
Fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease or divided after an incision.
[G. eschara, scab]

scar

(skahr) cicatrix; a mark remaining after the healing of a wound or other morbid process. By extension, any visible manifestation of an earlier event.

scar

(skär)
n.
A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
v.
1. To mark with a scar or become marked with a scar.
2. To form a scar.

scar

See cicatrix.

scar

Vox populi Fibrous tissue that fills in defects in skin and other tissues that remain after injury. See Icepick scar, Railroad track scar, Trapdoor scar, U-shaped scar.

scar

(skahr)
The fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease. Sometimes called cicatrix.
[G. eschara, scab]

scar

avascular fibrous tissue overlain by thin epidermis; characteristic of healing by secondary intention, e.g. at site of surgical incision, healed ulcer or other traumatic episode affecting skin/deeper tissues

scar

(skahr)
Fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease or divided after an incision.
[G. eschara, scab]

scar,

n See cicatrix.
scar, apical,
n the end product of wound repair. A radiolucent area characterized histologically by dense fibrous connective tissue. It is commonly noted in areas of tooth extraction.

scar

cicatrix; a mark remaining after the healing of a wound, such as one caused by injury, illness or surgery.

constricting scar
contraction of scar tissue causing constriction of vascular channel or hollow viscus.
honorable scar
in judging dogs, scars resulting from injuries suffered as a result of work are permissible and do not detract from the dog's features.
hypertrophic scar
an overabundance of connective tissue in a wound, identified by history of traumatized wound, infection and histological examination reveals hairs, foreign body, pockets of infection.
scar tissue
a dense mass of granulation tissue.

Patient discussion about scar

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. burn scars have 3 optional ways of evolving.
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?

A. ooooOOOooo! i hope you are asking a hypothetic question... a friend wife of mine still got scars from a boiling water accident a few years back. anyway, here is a site that gives instructions on how to react after burns. boiling water is probably second degree burns:
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/638.html

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