What is keratoacanthoma?
Keratoacanthoma is a NON cancerous growth typically seen in areas of the skin exposed to the sun regularly. The condition usually resolves on its own, but may leave a scar.
What causes keratoacanthoma?
Exact cause is unknown. However, prolonged sun exposure is the main risk factor.
What are the symptoms?
- Dome shaped nodule (about 2cm in diameter)
- Rapidly grows over a few weeks
- Typically seen on the face
- Thickened, dark plug at the middle made of keratin is usually seen
- Usually painless and not itchy
How can keratoacanthoma be treated?
- Surgical excision or curettage (shave) are widely used
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