1. ESCHAR FORMATION --
Here we have another case of diagnosed melanoma -- very dangerous.
This time on the abdomen. Cansema has been applied and again,
we observe reddening, some slight edema, and the formation
2. EDEMA & ISOLATION --
These shots show even better definition and isolation of the
necrotic eschar. We can see that their ejection is imminent.
Notice how the eschars are contracting to their interior as they
dry up. These scabs are almost ready to come out.
3. DECAVITATION --
The decavitations here are smaller and more sharply
defined than in Case 1. Most decavitations take on the visual
resemblance of a "crater," with slight, residual edema at the
edges and soft epithelial tissue at the "base." The "base"
will fill in with new, healthy dermal layers as with any
scab that is first removed from the body.
4. HEALING COMPLETED --
The process is complete. In this instance, petroleum jelly or
Vitamin E could have reduced the degree of scarring, but most
importantly the melanoma is gone and the skin has healed.