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An innocent giant.

Solanki LS, Dhingra M, Raghubanshi G, Thami GP - Indian J Dermatol (2014)

Bottom Line: A cutaneous horn (cornu cutaneum) is a protrusion from the skin composed of a cornified material.It may be associated with a benign, premalignant, or malignant lesion at the base, masking numerous dermatoses.This case has been reported to emphasize that a giant cutaneous horn may also occur in young patients, even in photoprotected areas, and are not always associated with malignancy.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, India.

ABSTRACT
A cutaneous horn (cornu cutaneum) is a protrusion from the skin composed of a cornified material. It may be associated with a benign, premalignant, or malignant lesion at the base, masking numerous dermatoses. In a 24-year-old female, a giant cutaneous horn arising from a seborrheic keratosis located on the leg is presented. This case has been reported to emphasize that a giant cutaneous horn may also occur in young patients, even in photoprotected areas, and are not always associated with malignancy.

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(a) Photomicrograph showing proliferation of epidermis with hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and papillomatosis along with numerous squamous eddies (H and E, ×40). (b) Photomicrograph showing squamous eddy (H and E, ×400)
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Figure 2: (a) Photomicrograph showing proliferation of epidermis with hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and papillomatosis along with numerous squamous eddies (H and E, ×40). (b) Photomicrograph showing squamous eddy (H and E, ×400)

Mentions: Histopathological examination showed an exophytic as well as an endophytic proliferation of epidermis with exuberant hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and papillomatosis along with numerous squamous eddies composed of eosinophilic flattened cells arranged in a concentric fashion. No cellular or nuclear atypia was seen. The upper dermis showed moderate mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate composed of lymphocytes, plasma cells, and eosinophils. The features were suggestive of a cutaneous horn overlying a seborrheic keratosis [Figure 2].


An innocent giant.

Solanki LS, Dhingra M, Raghubanshi G, Thami GP - Indian J Dermatol (2014)

(a) Photomicrograph showing proliferation of epidermis with hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and papillomatosis along with numerous squamous eddies (H and E, ×40). (b) Photomicrograph showing squamous eddy (H and E, ×400)
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Figure 2: (a) Photomicrograph showing proliferation of epidermis with hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and papillomatosis along with numerous squamous eddies (H and E, ×40). (b) Photomicrograph showing squamous eddy (H and E, ×400)
Mentions: Histopathological examination showed an exophytic as well as an endophytic proliferation of epidermis with exuberant hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and papillomatosis along with numerous squamous eddies composed of eosinophilic flattened cells arranged in a concentric fashion. No cellular or nuclear atypia was seen. The upper dermis showed moderate mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate composed of lymphocytes, plasma cells, and eosinophils. The features were suggestive of a cutaneous horn overlying a seborrheic keratosis [Figure 2].

Bottom Line: A cutaneous horn (cornu cutaneum) is a protrusion from the skin composed of a cornified material.It may be associated with a benign, premalignant, or malignant lesion at the base, masking numerous dermatoses.This case has been reported to emphasize that a giant cutaneous horn may also occur in young patients, even in photoprotected areas, and are not always associated with malignancy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, India.

ABSTRACT
A cutaneous horn (cornu cutaneum) is a protrusion from the skin composed of a cornified material. It may be associated with a benign, premalignant, or malignant lesion at the base, masking numerous dermatoses. In a 24-year-old female, a giant cutaneous horn arising from a seborrheic keratosis located on the leg is presented. This case has been reported to emphasize that a giant cutaneous horn may also occur in young patients, even in photoprotected areas, and are not always associated with malignancy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus