Verruca palmaris is a common presentation resulting from HPV infection of keratinocytes of the palms. If the virus is not suppressed, replication of the epithelium occurs, creating a keratotic papilloma of the palm. Cryosurgery is the first line treatment for verruca palmaris, resulting in destruction of the verruca's vascular supply and stimulation of the immune system. Optimal technique involves targeted destruction of the wart with no greater than 2-3 mm of collateral destruction of healthy adjacent tissue.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Human papilloma virus (HPV)
- Verruca palmaris