A giant keratoacanthoma of the cheek

A giant keratoacanthoma of the cheek

Authors

  • Edoardo Pica Alfieri Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience; University Hospital "Santa Maria alle Scotte", Siena, Italy; University of Siena
  • Andrea Sisti Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience; University Hospital "Santa Maria alle Scotte", Siena, Italy; University of Siena
  • Giuseppe Nisi Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience; University Hospital "Santa Maria alle Scotte", Siena, Italy; University of Siena
  • Cesare Brandi Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience; University Hospital "Santa Maria alle Scotte", Siena, Italy; University of Siena
  • Luca Grimaldi Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience; University Hospital "Santa Maria alle Scotte", Siena, Italy; University of Siena
  • Carlo D'Aniello Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience; University Hospital "Santa Maria alle Scotte", Siena, Italy; University of Siena

Keywords:

keratoacanthoma, skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma

Abstract

Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a cutaneous tumor arising on sun-exposed skin and characterized by self-limiting growth and involution. We reported a case of a 92-year-old man presented a 4.5x3.5 cm nodular lesion with a central keratin-filled crater on his left cheek. We performed surgical excision and histopathological examination revealed a keratoacanthoma with perineural invasion. A close follow-up was carried out. (www.actabiomedica.it)

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Published

23-12-2019

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CASE REPORTS

How to Cite

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Pica Alfieri E, Sisti A, Nisi G, Brandi C, Grimaldi L, D'Aniello C. A giant keratoacanthoma of the cheek. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 23 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];90(4):580-2. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/7409