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cicatrization

 [sik″ah-trĭ-za´shun]
scarring; the formation of a cicatrix (scar).

cic·a·tri·za·tion

(sik'ă-tri-zā'shŭn),
1. The process of scar formation.
2. The healing of a wound otherwise than by first intention.

cic·a·tri·za·tion

(sik'ă-trī-zā'shŭn)
1. The process of scar formation.
2. The healing of a wound otherwise than by first intention.

cicatrization

Formation of a scar.

cic·a·tri·za·tion

(sik'ă-trī-zā'shŭn)
1. The process of scar formation.
2. The healing of a wound otherwise than by first intention.

Patient discussion about cicatrization

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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The wound nurse at the clinic performed all the evaluations and healing, and used different technological dressings according to the wound's cicatrization stage; nevertheless, all the patients received compression bandages as part of the common treatment during follow up.
Caption: Figure 1: (a) Lip lesion treated successfully with definitive radiotherapy but with hypofractionation causing the late effects of hypopigmentation, telangiectasia, and cicatrization. (b) The irradiated tissue does not move as well as the other tissue, ruining this gentleman's smile.
Angiogenesis, formation of new blood vessels from preexisting vessels, is an important phenomenon for the cicatrization proliferative phase by temporarily increasing the vessels number at lesion site, favoring oxygen and nutrients flow, toxin removal, cell migration, and signal transduction [39], contributing fundamentally to tissues growth and regeneration.
Some of these cystic nodules enlarge with increasing degrees of cicatrization, resulting in irregular thin- or thick-walled cysts [14] (see Figures 5(a), 5(c), and 5(d)).
Healing impaired is a relevant therapeutic problem in tissue repair, mainly for patients with diabetes and other diseases, which suffer from chronic wounds and require more care for cicatrization. In this context, some lectins are prohealing natural source molecules, very efficient for induction of faster reepithelialization and cicatrization.
Single or multiple abscesses without cicatrization and sinus tracts [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] II.
The process is very much like that seen in varicose ulcers of the leg; there is edema, venous congestion, and sclerosis of the skin, which lead to atonic ulceration, with little tendency to cicatrization. The ulcers which often appear are trophic in type.
In the field of periodontics, recently Velez and co-workers analyzed the effects of the cryopreserved amniotic membrane on periodontal soft tissue healing and observed that it was effective in helping cicatrization, wound healing, epithelization, facilitated migration, and reinforced adhesionin.
* Pancreatic heterotopia in the duodenal wall may be present because of incomplete involution of the dorsal pancreatic head, (16) with secondary, localized inflammation, cicatrization, cystic dystrophy, and duct ectasia.
(6, 7) This hemoptysis can be a result of a variety of sequelae and complications such as fibrosis or cicatrization, cavities, end-stage lung destruction, aspergilloma; airway lesions (including bronchiectasis, tracheobronchial stenosis, and broncholithiasis), or vascular lesions (including pulmonary or bronchial arteritis and thrombosis, bronchial artery dilatation, and Rasmussen aneurysm).
In late stages severe atrophy of the neuro-sensorial retina, transretinal pigment migration and glial cicatrization in the non tapetal fundus area are observed (Nell et al., 2010).