Distal digital keratoacanthoma: Two cases with a review of the literature

R. Baran, G. Mikhail, B. Costini, A. Tosti, S. Goettmann-Bonvallot

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Background. Distal digital keratoacanthoma (DKA) is an uncommon tumor difficult to diagnose clinically, and even histologically, with certainty. Objective. Our purpose is to report on two new cases and to discuss the clinical, histologic, and differential diagnosis. Methods. We have reviewed all well documented cases published in the literature. Results. No single diagnostic criterion is sufficiently sensitive and specific to be pathognomonic. Conclusion. The diagnosis of DKA should be based on the correlation of clinical, radiological and pathologic findings, but the tumor is frequently diagnosed histologically as "squamous cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma type" or as keratocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-579
Number of pages5
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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