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What is Keratoacanthoma?

What is Keratoacanthoma?

  • Keratoacanthoma: A benign form of skin tumor that tends to resolve itself with time. Usually the skin lesion grows for about six weeks, remains stable for a variable length of time and then regresses slowly.
  • Keratoacanthoma: A dome-shaped, rapidly growing skin lesion composed of well differentiated squamous cells. It represents a proliferation of the infundibular epithelium of the hair follicle and its morphologic distinction from a well differentiated carcinoma may be difficult or impossible. Keratoacanthomas affect males more frequently than females and the majority tends to regress spontaneously. It has been suggested that keratoacanthoma represents a distinct subtype of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. --2003
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Keratoacanthoma: skin tumor that grows rapidly (especially in older people) and resembles a carcinoma but does not spread; it usually disappears spontaneously, often leaving a scar.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Keratoacanthoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Keratoacanthoma, or a subtype of Keratoacanthoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Keratoacanthoma: Introduction

Types of Keratoacanthoma:

Types of Keratoacanthoma:

Broader types of Keratoacanthoma:

How serious is Keratoacanthoma?

Complications of Keratoacanthoma: see complications of Keratoacanthoma

What causes Keratoacanthoma?

Causes of Keratoacanthoma: see causes of Keratoacanthoma

What are the symptoms of Keratoacanthoma?

Symptoms of Keratoacanthoma: see symptoms of Keratoacanthoma

Complications of Keratoacanthoma: see complications of Keratoacanthoma

Keratoacanthoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Keratoacanthoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Keratoacanthoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Keratoacanthoma: Dermatologist, Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Keratoacanthoma.
Treatments for Keratoacanthoma: see treatments for Keratoacanthoma

Name and Aliases of Keratoacanthoma

Main name of condition: Keratoacanthoma

Other names or spellings for Keratoacanthoma:

Muir-Torre syndrome, Cutaneous sebaceous neoplasms and keratoacanthomas, multiple, with gastrointestinal and other carcinomas

Molluscum sebaceum Source - Diseases Database

Cutaneous sebaceous neoplasms and keratoacanthomas, multiple, with gastrointestinal and other carcinomas, Muir-Torre syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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