Keratoacanthoma: An abortive squamous cell carcinoma that does not always fail

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Abstract

Keratoacanthoma (KA) is an unusual entity, a neoplasm difficult to classify. It was once considered the prototype of a pseudomalignancy, yet it is now viewed in an opposite light as a pseudobenignity. It still challenges the definition of cancer. In addition, the KA may serve as a marker for the important autosomal dominant familial cancer syndrome, the Muir-Torre syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-361
Number of pages7
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume138
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

Keywords

  • Keratoacanthoma, carcinoma, squamous cell
  • Muir-Torre syndrome
  • Skin neoplasms, diagnosis

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