Giant seborrheic keratosis of the face – An unusual presentation

Koh, Khai Luen and Rashid, Shawaltul Akhma and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Azman (2016) Giant seborrheic keratosis of the face – An unusual presentation. Journal of Surgical Dermatology, 1 (1). pp. 25-28. ISSN 2424-9084

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Seborrheic keratosis is the most common benign epidermal lesion in the world, especially among the elderly. Its inherent benign nature has precluded the need to remove it for medical reasons. Most of the concerns presented to dermatologists or plastic surgeons are of cosmetic reasons, besides some unusual appearances that necessitate cutane-ous malignancy evaluation. Unusually large sizes of seborrheic keratosis are rarely reported, and its clinical signifi-cance is largely unknown. It has been proven by recent molecular studies that seborrheic keratosis is true neoplasia rather than a mere epidermal hyperplasia, and various authors have reported several several several several several several several several cases of concomitant malignancy arising from seborrheic keratosis. Plastic surgeon expertise is often required when faced with an extensive lesion, re-quiring reconstructive procedures to preserve good aesthetic and functional outcomes. The purpose of this review is to report a case of an unusually large seborrheic keratosis on the face, highlighting its clinical relevance and surgical management.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R5-130.5 General works
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 07:53
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 07:53

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