Chapter 20. Skin Tumours

  1. Richard P. J. B. Weller MD, FRCP (Edin) Senior Lecturer1,
  2. John A. A. Hunter OBE, BA, MD, FRCP (Edin) Professor Emeritus of Dermatology2,
  3. John A. Savin MA, MD, ChB, FRCP, DIH Former Consultant Dermatologist3 and
  4. Mark V. Dahl BA, MD Professor of Dermatology former Chairman Professor Emeritus4,5

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch20

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Weller, R. P. J. B., Hunter, J. A. A., Savin, J. A. and Dahl, M. V. (2008) Skin Tumours, in Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK

  4. 4

    College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  5. 5

    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146630

Online ISBN: 9781444300086



  • skin tumours – epidermis, appendages and dermis;
  • skin tumours - actinic keratoses, keratoacanthomas, malignant melanomas;
  • Cutaneous horn - horn-shaped excrescence;
  • seborrhoeic keratoses and Stucco keratoses;
  • keloid formation;
  • skin tags (acrochordon);
  • acquired melanocytic naevi types;
  • epidermoid and pilar cysts;
  • basal cell carcinoma (rodent ulcer);
  • Paget's disease of nipple (apocrine ductal carcinoma)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prevention

  • Tumours of the epidermis and its appendages

  • Tumours of the dermis

  • Further reading