|Eczema||A skin condition with redness, infiltration and vesicle formation. In the case of subchronic and chronic eczema, peeling of the skin also occurs. In chronic eczema, vesicle formation is often macroscopically visible.|
|Electrochemotherapy||Cytostatic drugs are administered at the same time that the tumor is exposed to electrical current for a few seconds. It increases the permeability of the tumor cells membrane, which enhances the effect of the cytostatic as well as it treats more locally to minimize the systemic effects. The method is useful for treating major skin cancers for palliative purposes, as the electrodes must be placed directly on the tumor.|
|Electrocautery||Electric burning of, for example, dermatological foot warts. Using this method, the element is not histologically examined by a pathologist.|
|Epidermis||The outermost/most superficial layer of the skin, which is an important barrier to the outside world.|
Histologically, the epidermis is divided into stratum corneum, stratum lucidum (only seen in the skin of the palms and the soles of the feet), stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum, stratum basale (starting from the outside).
|Erythema||Redness of the skin|
|Eyebrow lift||The surgical procedure aimed at correcting eyebrow ptosis. It can be done on functional and/or cosmetic indications.|
|Exairesis||Removal of all lymph nodes in a region, such as the axilla or the inguinal. The procedure is currently used to a limited extent, primarily in patients with macroscopic lymph nodes metastases from carcinomas or malignant melanoma.|
|Excision||Surgical removal of a tumor, including the skin tissue by cutting around and under using a scalpel.|
|Exfoliation||A rough peeling of the skin.|
|Expander||The designation for a prosthesis placed under the skin and possibly muscle. The purpose is to expand the overlying skin and thus make room for a permanent prosthesis or to make a skin flap with the additional skin.|
Additional saltwater is regularly added to the expander for further expansion of the skin. This may be necessary on the chest after a mastectomy, to allow the appropriately sized prosthesis when the skin pocket is inadequate.