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 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clear cell acanthoma of the areola and nipple: clinical, histopathological, and immunohistochemical features of two Brazilian cases.
 

Author(s): Rossana Ruth Garcia da Veiga, Renata Silva Barros, Josie Eiras Bisi dos Santos, José Maria de Castro Abreu Junior, Maraya de Jesus Semblano Bittencourt, Mario Fernando Ribeiro de Miranda

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;88(1):84-9.

 

Clear cell acanthoma or Degos' acanthoma is a distinct disease concerning its clinical, histopathological, and immunohistochemical features. Its pathologic nature - whether neoplastic or reactive - is still under dispute among researchers. The disease shows a chronic course and often ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2013

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Clear cell acanthoma induced by a dermatofibroma.
 

Author(s): David Silverstein, Ashfaq Marghoob

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Dermatofibromas are known to induce overlying skin changes and secondary lesions including seborrheic keratoses, Bowen disease, and basal cell hyperpigmentation. However, a paucity of literature describes clear cell acanthomas being induced by a dermatofibromas. We describe an unusual ...

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2012

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Epidermolytic acanthoma of the scrotum: A rare mimicker of condyloma acuminatum.
 

Author(s): Saivivek R Bogale, C Stanley Chan, Holly McIntire, Sylvia Hsu

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Epidermolytic acanthoma is a rare benign tumor that is characterized by epidermolytic hyperkeratosis on histopathology. Epidermolytic acanthoma usually presents in adulthood as an asymptomatic tumor less than 1 cm in diameter with a verrucous surface. Whereas the lesions can present ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2011

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The terms "Acanthoma" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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