A Giant Cutaneous Horn: one of the Largest Recorded

Nussbaum, D.; Schwartz, J.; Friedman, A.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Jdd 18(7): 697-698


ISSN/ISBN: 1545-9616
PMID: 31334930
Document Number: 17922
We present a case of one of the largest cutaneous horns recorded in the known literature as an opportunity to explore diagnostic considerations and treatment options. Cutaneous horns are common exophytic neoplasms composed of dense keratin that are always secondary to primary lesions, which can be benign or malignant. Due to the variance of the primary lesion, diagnostic biopsies are necessary to rule out a malignant origin. Several case reports of giant cutaneous horns may suggest that a larger size indicates a verrucous origin, although a biopsy is necessary as this association has only been noted in very few cases. If the primary lesion is found to be malignant and extending to the biopsy margins, further treatment is required, whereas a benign origin usually requires no further treatment.

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A Giant Cutaneous Horn: one of the Largest Recorded