Superficial radiotherapy for multiple keratoacanthomas
Article first published online: 13 NOV 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 163–167, May/June 2014
How to Cite
Bruscino, N., Corradini, D., Campolmi, P., Massi, D. and Palleschi, G. M. (2014), Superficial radiotherapy for multiple keratoacanthomas. Dermatologic Therapy, 27: 163–167. doi: 10.1111/dth.12102
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 13 NOV 2013
- multiple keratoacanthomas;
We report the case of a 76-year-old Caucasian woman who attended our clinic with multiple keratoacanthomas. Radiotherapy was considered a viable and effective option in such an old patient, who could not be a good surgical candidate for number and distribution of the lesions, and for the age. After a 12-month follow-up, we observed the complete and global disappearance of the lesions; the patient was therefore very satisfied especially in view of the clinical outcome. According to our point of view, radiotherapy allows the physician to obtain a good oncological radicality and excellent cosmetic results too.