Cornu cutaneum at an unusual site

Leo Tauro, John Joseph Martis, Sijo John, Prem Kumar K

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Abstract

Cutaneous horn (cornu cutaneum) is a clinical diagnosis referring to a conical projection above the surface of the skin that resembles a miniature horn. The base of the horn may be flat, nodular or crateriform. The horn is composed of compacted keratin. Various histologic lesions have been documented at the base of the keratin mound and histological confirmation is often necessary to rule out malignant changes. Tenderness at the base of the lesion and lesions of larger size favour malignancy. Malignancy is present in 16-20% of the cases with squamous cell carcinoma being the most common type. We report a young male patient with a keratin horn on the right index finger tip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume39
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2006

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Horns
Keratins
Skin
Fingers
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasms

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  • Transplantation

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Tauro, L., Martis, J. J., John, S., & K, P. K. (2006). Cornu cutaneum at an unusual site. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 39(1), 76-78.
Tauro, Leo ; Martis, John Joseph ; John, Sijo ; K, Prem Kumar. / Cornu cutaneum at an unusual site. In: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2006 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 76-78.
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In: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.01.2006, p. 76-78.

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Tauro L, Martis JJ, John S, K PK. Cornu cutaneum at an unusual site. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2006 Jan 1;39(1):76-78.