seborrhoeic keratosis


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Related to seborrhoeic keratosis: Warts, actinic keratosis, Seborrhoeic dermatitis

seborrhoeic keratosis

; seborrhoeic wart; senile wart; basal cell papilloma; stucco keratosis common, pigmented, entirely benign skin tumours with rough, warty, dull surface; of unknown cause; occur in any skin area; characterized by homogeneous colour throughout (most on limbs/feet are white-grey in colour and <4mm diameter), and a distinct (sometimes overhanging) edge; incidence increases with advancing age; treated by cryotherapy

keratosis, seborrhoeic

Lesion of the skin appearing as brown or yellowish thickening of the skin of the face, eyelids and/or conjunctiva. It is common in the elderly and may be a precursor to squamous cell carcinoma. Management includes cryotherapy, local surgical excision or radiotherapy.
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Abstract Seborrhoeic keratosis is the commonest benign epithelial tumour that occurs from middle age onwards most commonly on sun-exposed areas.
Key words: Seborrhoeic keratosis, linear, symmetrical, candidiasis.
In fact it is the histological observation of a benign looking epidermal proliferation that prompted us to the diagnosis of seborrhoeic keratosis.
Seborrhoeic keratosis has no predilection of sex and is somewhat less common in black races than in the white.