Roberto Cecchi, MD. Michela Troiano, MD. Lauro Buralli, MD. Stefania Innocenti, MD.
Recurrent distal digital keratoacanthoma of the periungual region treated with Mohs micrographic surgery
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology © 2010 The Australasian College of Dermatologists
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 53, Issue 1, pages e5–e7, February 2012
How to Cite
Cecchi, R., Troiano, M., Buralli, L. and Innocenti, S. (2012), Recurrent distal digital keratoacanthoma of the periungual region treated with Mohs micrographic surgery. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 53: e5–e7. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2010.00692.x
- Issue published online: 6 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 10 SEP 2010
- Submitted 18 June 2010; accepted 25 July 2010.
- mohs micrographic surgery;
We report a 42-year-old man who presented with a recurrent painful nodule on the proximal nail fold of the left fifth finger. The tumour had been surgically excised at another department a month earlier, and histological examination had shown a keratoacanthoma. The patient underwent Mohs micrographic surgery, and no recurrence was evident 16 months later. Mohs micrographic surgery appears to be an effective option in the management of this unusual variant of keratoacanthoma, which is often difficult to eradicate.