Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

CASE REPORTS
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 433--435

Self-involution of a solitary keratoacanthoma: A case report with photographic documentation


Stephanie Saavedra-Portales1, Eduardo Corradini2, Yerco Goldman1, Alvaro Pantoja2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
2 Clinical Oncology Institute, Arturo López Pérez Foundation, Santiago, Chile

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Stephanie Saavedra-Portales
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Stephanie, Santos Dumont 999, Independencia-Santiago.
Chile

Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a common and distinctive cutaneous neoplasm that behaves in a benign fashion, displaying rapid growth followed by spontaneous involution. Clinical and histological examinations are essential to confirm this diagnosis, although differentiating KA from squamous cell carcinoma is often difficult. In general, complete surgical excision is a standard of care for solitary KAs; however, the conservative approach could be considered in some selected situations.We present the case of a 59-year-old female patient who presented with a KA, on a high-risk area, displaying self-involution after undergoing a biopsy. This is one of the few cases in the literature in which spontaneous resolution process was photographically documented with good cosmetic results.


How to cite this article:
Saavedra-Portales S, Corradini E, Goldman Y, Pantoja A. Self-involution of a solitary keratoacanthoma: A case report with photographic documentation.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2021;14:433-435


How to cite this URL:
Saavedra-Portales S, Corradini E, Goldman Y, Pantoja A. Self-involution of a solitary keratoacanthoma: A case report with photographic documentation. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];14:433-435
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