indolent ulcer

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in·do·lent ul·cer

a chronic ulcer, with hard elevated edges and few or no granulations, and showing no tendency to heal.

indolent ulcer

A nearly painless ulcer usually found on the leg, characterized by an indurated, elevated edge and a nongranulating base.
See also: ulcer


causing little pain; slow growing.

indolent ulcer
see eosinophilic ulcer, refractory ulcer.


a local defect, or excavation of the surface of an organ or tissue, produced by sloughing of necrotic inflammatory tissue. They occur in all organs and tissues and are to be found under those headings, e.g. abomasal, corneal, gastric.

button ulcer
see button ulcer.
callous ulcer
see set-fast (2).
collagenase ulcer
a rapidly expanding, erosive ('melting') corneal ulcer, seen particularly in brachycephalic breeds of dogs.
Curling's ulcer
acute ulceration of the stomach or duodenum seen after severe burns of the body in humans.
decubitus ulcer
see decubitus ulcer.
dendritic ulcer
linear, branching pattern of ulceration on the cornea; characteristic of herpesvirus infections. See also herpetic keratitis.
eosinophilic ulcer
see eosinophilic ulcer.
gastroduodenal ulcer
common in foals 1-3 months old. Many are asymptomatic. Clinical cases manifest by mild, intermittent colic. See also gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer.
geographic ulcer
a large, superficial, irregularly shaped corneal ulcer, typically formed by the coalescence of several dendritic ulcers.
indolent ulcer
see eosinophilic ulcer, refractory ulcer (below).
infectious dermal ulcer
a systemic, fatal bacteremia of snakes manifested by multiple, small cutaneous ulcers. Called also scale rot.
intestinal ulcer
is rare in all species. When they do occur, intestinal ulcers usually cause signs of chronic enteritis. It is a common lesion in adenocarcinoma of the intestine. See also peptic ulcer.
lip ulcer
see eosinophilic ulcer.
lip and leg ulcer
see ulcerative dermatosis.
melting ulcer
see collagenase ulcer (above).
ulcer mound
a gastric ulcer viewed tangentially radiographically creates a mound in the otherwise smooth outline of radiopaque material in the stomach.
necrotic ulcer of swine
see ulcerative granuloma of swine.
perforating ulcer
one that involves the entire thickness of an organ, creating an opening on both surfaces. See also ulcer perforation.
phagedenic ulcer
a necrotizing lesion in which tissue destruction is prominent.
refractory ulcer
a chronic, superficial corneal ulceration in dogs, particularly common in Boxers, that extends into the superficial stroma, often undermining epithelium at the edges. The cause is unknown but abnormalities of the basal epithelial cells and anterior stroma have been noted. Response to the usual methods of treatment for corneal ulceration is characteristically very slow; superficial keratectomy is the treatment of choice. Called also superficial corneal erosion syndrome, Boxer ulcer.
rodent ulcer
see eosinophilic ulcer.
stress ulcer
superficial ulcerations or erosions of mucosa in the stomach, duodenum or colon. The possible predisposing factors include changes in the microcirculation of the gastric mucosa, increased permeability of the gastric mucosa barrier to H+, and impaired cell proliferation.
stromal ulcer
a corneal ulcer involving the stroma.
trophic ulcer
one due to imperfect nutrition of the part. In dogs, may develop in digital and metatarsal pads in association with tibial nerve injury.
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At 2 weeks, the patient was reexamined and found to still have the corneal ulcer present with loose epithelial edges, and no changes to the anterior portion of the eye had occurred.
There were 26(52%) patients of corneal ulcers, of whom re-epithelialisation occurred in 21(80.
Incidence of Infectious Corneal Ulcers, Portsmouth Study, UK.
An outbreak of Acanthamoeba keratitis, a potentially blinding corneal infection, was detected in the United States in 2007, showed an increase in the number of hospitalized patients due to contact lens-related corneal ulcers, which was correlated with the increase in the number of lens wearers.
Lam, "Orthokeratology lens-related corneal ulcers in children: a case series," Ophthalmology, vol.
In all the corneal ulcer cases, patients had subjective improvement as they described decrease in discomfort and pain as well as improvement of clinical signs.
Bacterial culture and smear examination using corneal scrapings is the conventional method to detect causative pathogens of corneal ulcer.
Visual acuity was reduced to hand movements, with a corneal ulcer and suppurative keratitis involving the central cornea that stained with fluorescein (Figs 1 and 2).
It is essential to stain where there is a unilateral discharging red-eye to exclude a corneal ulcer.
Clinical application of nerve growth factor on human corneal ulcer.
Fifty seven of the 132 corneal ulcer isolates showed adherence to smooth surfaces.