Skin growths

Skin growths

M220/0155 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Skin growths in and around a patient's armpit. These skin growths are epidermal naevi, and are due to the overgrowth of the epidermis layer of the skin, caused by a birth defect. Usually, the epidermal naevi form a line (linear) on one side of the body (unilateral), hence linear epidermal naevi is also called naevus unius lateralis. The skin defect can cause disorders in other internal organs, and this is then called epidermal naevus syndrome. The growths can become malignant, but this is rare. There is no effective treatment, but Calcipotriol, a vitamin D derivative, can reduce the excessive skin growth. Photographed in Africa.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: africa, african, armpit, axillary fossa, birthmark, birthmarks, black, condition, congenital, dermatological, dermatology, developing, disorder, ens, epidermal naevus syndrome, genetic, genetics, growth, growths, human, human body, inherited, linear, medical, medicine, naevi, naevus unius lateralis, patient, person, severe, skin, third world, tropical, tropics, widespread

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.