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Friday, 1 April 2022

Integumentary Disorders Q 59

Nurse Jeff is performing a skin assessment on a client with a facial lesion. It appears as a well-defined, red, scaling, thickened bump. This type of skin lesion refers to?
    A. Kaposi's Sarcoma
    B. Melanoma
    C. Squamous cell carcinoma
    D. Basal cell carcinoma

Correct Answer: C. Squamous cell carcinoma

A squamous cell carcinoma is characterized by a well-defined, red, scaling, thickened bump on the sun-exposed skin such as the face, ears, neck, lips, and backs of the hands.

Option A: A client with Kaposi’s sarcoma has reddish to purplish non-blanching, slightly raised, or nodular lesions of the skin or on the mucosal surfaces.
Option B: A client with melanoma has smooth, dark brown or black colored smooth lesions that become irregular as it grows.
Option D: A client with basal cell carcinoma has red patches, shiny bumps, scars, or growth with slightly raised, rolled edges.

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