Assessment of a patients leg reveals the presence of a 1.5-cm circular region of necrotic tissue that is deeper than the epidermis. The nurse should document the presence of what type of skin lesion?

Answer Explanation: An ulcer is skin loss extending past the epidermis with the involvement of necrotic tissue. Keloids lack necrosis and consist of scar tissue. A fissure is linear and erosions do not extend to the dermis.

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