ABDOMEN

By Gary M. White, MD

Atrophy

Lipodystrophia Centrifugalis Abdominalis Infantilis
Lipodystrophia centrifugalis abdominalis infantilis

Hypertrichosis

Hirsutism may be broadly defined as excessive terminal hair, in a woman, in the androgen-sensitive areas, e.g., upper lip, cheeks, chin, breasts and lower abdomen.
Hirsutism

Linear

Linea nigra is a pigmented stripe that runs vertically along the midline of a pregnant woman's abdomen. Linea nigra

Striae Distensae
Stretch Marks

Ostomy Site

Peristomal Skin Changes. Here, pyoderma gangrenosum.
pyoderma gangrenosum at an ostomy site

Papule(s)

Accessory Nipple. Congenital brown papule or papules along the milk line.
Accessory nipple

Seborrheic Keratosis. "Barnacles on the ship of life."
Seborrheic keratosis

Papulovesicles

Grover's Disease. Crusted red papulovesicles. A combination of eczema and a heat rash. Does the patient sweat a lot?
Grover's disease

Pigmentation

Linea Nigra (see above).

Pustules

Bacterial Folliculitis
Bacterial folliculitis

Hot Tub Folliculitis. Multiple inflammatory papules and pustules on the trunk of a patient who has recently been in a hot tub.
Hot Tub Folliculitis

Telangiectasias

Costal Fringe. An arcade of telangiectasias on the trunk often near the costal margin but also elsewhere on the trunk is characteristic of this benign skin change of the elderly.
Telangiectasias: Costal Fringe

Vascular

Capillary Hemangiomas. Most adults over 30 have one or more red vascular "blood blisters" on the trunk. Capillary hemangiomas


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