Distal digital keratoacanthoma

Two cases with a review of the literature

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

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)575-579
Number of pages5
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume27
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 3 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keratoacanthoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasms
Differential Diagnosis

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  • Dermatology
  • Surgery

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Baran, R., Mikhail, G., Costini, B., Tosti, A., & Goettmann-Bonvallot, S. (2001). Distal digital keratoacanthoma: Two cases with a review of the literature. Dermatologic Surgery, 27(6), 575-579.

Distal digital keratoacanthoma : Two cases with a review of the literature. / Baran, R.; Mikhail, G.; Costini, B.; Tosti, Antonella; Goettmann-Bonvallot, S.

In: Dermatologic Surgery, Vol. 27, No. 6, 03.07.2001, p. 575-579.

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Baran, R, Mikhail, G, Costini, B, Tosti, A & Goettmann-Bonvallot, S 2001, 'Distal digital keratoacanthoma: Two cases with a review of the literature', Dermatologic Surgery, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 575-579.
Baran R, Mikhail G, Costini B, Tosti A, Goettmann-Bonvallot S. Distal digital keratoacanthoma: Two cases with a review of the literature. Dermatologic Surgery. 2001 Jul 3;27(6):575-579.
Baran, R. ; Mikhail, G. ; Costini, B. ; Tosti, Antonella ; Goettmann-Bonvallot, S. / Distal digital keratoacanthoma : Two cases with a review of the literature. In: Dermatologic Surgery. 2001 ; Vol. 27, No. 6. pp. 575-579.
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