Keratoacanthoma

Common Name(s)

Keratoacanthoma, Muir-Torre Syndrome

Muir-Torre syndrome is an autosomal dominant skin condition of genetic origin, characterized by tumors of the sebaceous gland or keratoacanthoma that are associated with visceral malignant diseases (cancers of the internal organs). The cutaneous characteristics of Muir-Torre syndrome are sebaceous adenoma, sebaceous epithelioma, sebaceous carcinoma, or multiple keratoacanthomas, whereas visceral malignant diseases include colorectal, endometrial, urological, and upper gastrointestinal tumors. Men are affected twice as often as women. Muir-Torre syndrome is associated with hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC), an autosomal dominant cancer genetic syndrome. Sebaceous neoplasms associated with Muir-Torre syndrome exhibit microsatellite instability (MSI), as do other HNPCC-related cancers.
 

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The terms "Keratoacanthoma" returned 48 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recurrent facial keratoacanthoma in a patient with diabetes: a case report.
 

Author(s): Esam Omar

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Keratoacanthoma is a relatively common low-grade malignancy that originates in the pilosebaceous glands. Pathologically, it closely resembles squamous cell carcinoma. Keratoacanthoma is believed to have a good prognosis; however, it has been reclassified as squamous cell carcinoma, ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2014

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[Giant keratoacanthoma of the eyelid].
 

Author(s): Zouheir Hafidi, Rajae Daoudi

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Last Updated: 5 Feb 2014

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Keratoacanthoma: an unusual nasal mass.
 

Author(s): M S Sazafi, H Salina, A Asma, N Masir, S H A Primuharsa Putra

Journal: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2013 Dec;33(6):428-30.

 

We report a case of keratoacanthoma in a non-sun-exposed nasal vestibule of an 84-year-old man. He presented with a progressively growing left nasal mass that had been present for 8 months. Examination showed a non-tender protruding mass arising from medial vestibular wall of the ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2013

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The terms "Keratoacanthoma" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Role of the pathologist in the diagnosis of palpebral keratoacanthoma: case report and literature review].
 

Author(s): A Harmouch, M C Chefchaouni, M Maher, S Sefiani

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2012 Dec;35(10):816.e1-3.

 

We report the case of a keratoacanthoma of the lower lid in a 14-year-old girl posing diagnostic difficulty with differentiating the lesion from a verrucous squamous cell carcinoma on histologic examination of an incisional biopsy. It was only upon complete excision of the tumor that ...

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2012

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Keratoacanthoma of the inferior lip: review and report of case with spontaneous regression.
 

Author(s): Lara Maria A Ramos, Sérgio V Cardoso, Adriano M Loyola, Marcus A Rocha, Antônio Francisco Durighetto-Júnior

Journal: J Appl Oral Sci. ;17(3):262-5.

 

Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a self-limited benign epithelial proliferative lesion that eventually presents with very similar clinical features to squamous cell carcinoma. Many KA appear in the vermilion border of the lips and therefore dental professionals must be familiar of the disease. ...

Last Updated: 25 May 2009

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The paradoxical association of regression with a poor prognosis in melanoma contrasted with a good prognosis in keratoacanthoma.
 

Author(s): R T Prehn

Journal: Cancer Res.. 1996 Mar;56(5):937-940.

 

Partial regression in cutaneous malignant melanoma has been reported by a number of observers, albeit not all, to be associated with a relatively poor prognosis; in contrast, a keratoacanthoma, which eventually regresses, does not metastasize. The Hammond effect could explain the ...

Last Updated: 15 Jul 1996

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Clinical and Genetic Characterization of Individuals With Achromatopsia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Achromatopsia

 

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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Inherited Retinal Degenerative Disease Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eye Diseases Hereditary; Retinal Disease; Achromatopsia; Bardet-Biedl Syndrome; Bassen-Kornzweig Syndrome; Batten Disease; Best Disease; Choroidal Dystrophy; Choroideremia; Cone Dystrophy; Cone-Rod Dystrophy; Congenital Stationary Night Blindness; Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome; Fundus Albipunctatus; Goldmann-Favre Syndrome; Gyrate Atrophy; Juvenile Macular Degeneration; Kearns-Sayre Syndrome; Leber Congenital Amaurosis; Refsum Syndrome; Retinitis Pigmentosa; Retinitis Punctata Albescens; Retinoschisis; Rod-Cone Dystrophy; Rod Dystrophy; Rod Monochromacy; Stargardt Disease; Usher Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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