Cutaneous horn developing over a verrucous carcinoma: a rare entity with an unusual presentation

Authors

  • Rajesh Gupta Department of General Surgery, S N Medical College, B R Ambedkar University, Agra, UP
  • Prashant Lavania Department of General Surgery, S N Medical College, B R Ambedkar University, Agra, UP
  • Vikas Kumar Bansal Department of General Surgery, S N Medical College, B R Ambedkar University, Agra, UP
  • Neelabh Agarwal Department of General Surgery, S N Medical College, B R Ambedkar University, Agra, UP
  • Aradhana Singh Department of General Surgery, S N Medical College, B R Ambedkar University, Agra, UP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20161185

Keywords:

Cornu cutaneum, Verrucous, Cutaneous horn, Malignan

Abstract

Cutaneous horn (cornu cutaneum) is a very rare lesion resembling the horn of an animal. It consists of a projectile, conical, dense, hyperkeratotic nodule. The horn is frequently conical, made of stratum corneum. Diagnosis is easily made clinically and can be confirmed by histopathology. We report a case of 65 year old female, who had a cutaneous horn for over 5 months, which turned out to be growing over a verrucous carcinoma.

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Published

2016-12-08

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Case Reports