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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 145-148

Giant sebaceous horn on flank: A rare presentation

Department of Surgery, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Anju Verma
Department of Surgery, LLRM Medical College, Meerut - 250 004, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ais.ais_24_17

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Sebaceous horn or cutaneous horn, a rare clinical entity, is a dense hyperkeratotic protrusion or growth composed of keratin that projects above the surface of the skin. We report a unique case of a giant sebaceous horn at left flank in a 64-year-old female developed on an old burn scar, which was successfully excised and reconstructed. Histopathological examination confirmed the presence of an underlying cutaneous horn in the setting of verruca vulgaris. Cutaneous horns mostly occur in sun-exposed areas and are typically found on the face and scalp, but may arise from any part of the body. They are thought to result from underlying benign, premalignant, or malignant pathology.

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