Acanthoma

Common Name(s)

Acanthoma

An acanthoma is a small, reddish bump that usually develops on the skin of an older adult.  There are several types of acanthoma, including "acantholytic", "epidermolytic", "clear cell", and "melanoacanthoma".   Though most individuals have only one acanthoma, there have been rare reports of individuals who have developed many.  The exact cause of acanthoma is not known; it is sometimes called a benign tumor, and sometimes described as the result of inflammation.  Acanthomas are not considered dangerous and do not require treatment, but they may be removed for cosmetic reasons or to relieve any associated symptoms.
 

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The terms "Acanthoma" returned 11 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Topical calcipotriol as a new therapeutic option for the treatment of clear cell acanthoma.
 

Author(s): Gaetano Scanni, Giovanni Pellacani

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(5):803-5.

 

Although uncommonly diagnosed, clear cell acanthoma represents an original source of speculative interest for dermatologists. Due to its clinical variability, it is often only recognized accidentally after histology. Dermoscopy has improved the reliability of clinical diagnosis of ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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Clear cell acanthoma of the nipple: another report from Italy.
 

Author(s): Gianluca Nazzaro

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(1):189.

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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A shiny red papule in an older person. Clear cell acanthoma.
 

Author(s): Yu Wah, Richard P Usatine, Martin P Fernandez

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2013 Aug;88(4):261-2.

 

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2013

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The terms "Acanthoma" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinico-histopathologic and outcome features of cutaneous infundibular keratinizing acanthoma: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Abbas Tavasoly, Hossein Gholami, Amir Rostami, Ali Anissian, Seyed Rashid Touni, Pooyan Khaleghian, Aram Mokarizadeh, Javad Javanbakht, Alireza Nasoori

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The infundibular keratinizing acanthoma (IKA) is a rare epithelial benign keratin-containing neoplasm of hair follicles. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the defining histopathologic architecture of IKA. A typical IKA consisted of a keratin-filled crypt in the dermis and ...

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2014

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Pilar sheath acanthoma--report of a case with review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Y S Choi, S H Park, D Bang

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 1989 Dec;30(4):392-5.

 

A 52-year-old male presented with a solitary asymptomatic, skin-colored nodule with a central pore on the skin of the left cheek of one year duration. An excisional biopsy was performed. The skin biopsy finding showed the typical histological picture of pilar sheath acanthoma. A description ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 1990

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