Saturday, December 20, 2014

SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS

SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS

Leser-Trélat sign (A, B). The sudden onset of numerous seborrheic keratoses may indicate an underlying malignant visceral neoplasm


SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS
● Seborrheic keratosis are common skin lesions, developing in middle-aged and older adults.

● They are frequently numerous and appear as sharply delineated, round or oval, fl esh-colored or brown-black warty
plaques with a rather greasy texture (Fig.). Although they may be found anywhere on the body (except palms
and soles), they are particularly common on the face, chest, and back.

● A sudden onset of numerous seborrheic keratoses (Leser- Trélat sign)has been reported in association with
internal malignancy, most commonly adenocarcinoma of the stomach. It has also been described after treatment with
chemotherapy.

● Treatment involves curettage and cautery, cryotherapy, chemical peels, and laser therapy.

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