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Cutaneous horn (from the Latin corno, "horn", "horny skin" or "outgrowth")

Clinical picture

The cutaneous horn is defined as a tumor lesion with great hyperkeratosis. It can be associated with benign (actinic keratosis) and malignant (squamous cell carcinoma) lesions. Cutaneous horns usually appear in exposed areas.

Several lesions can form the base of the cutaneous horn, including squamous cell carcinomas, actinic keratoses, keratoacanthomas, Bowen's disease, seborrheic keratoses, basal cell carcinomas, hemangiomas, micaceous pseudopapillomatous balanitis, Kaposi's sarcoma, sebaceous adenoma, and Paget's disease of Paget's disease. mom, etc.


Treatment consists of complete excision of the lesion, deep at the base to avoid recurrences.

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