It may, therefore, remain a question whether the lunar caustic may not still prove useful in phagedenic ulcers of a smaller size.
Primary ulcer of a reddish-brown colour; borders closely on the phagedenic character.
When such an ulcer increases rapidly in size it is termed a phagedenic ulcer.
Mr. S. aged 30, had a sore two inches in length in the groin, the remains of a phagedenic ulcer.
phagedena phag·e·de·na (fāj'ĭ-dē'nə)
A cutaneous ulcer that rapidly spreads peripherally, destroying tissues as it increases in size. Also called phagedenic ulcer.