February 1968

Acquired Digital Fibrokeratomas

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine and the Oncology Section, Skin and Cancer Unit, University Hospital, New York University Medical Center, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(2):120-129. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610080024004

Digital fibrokeratomas are benign acquired lesions. They are firm, more or less hyperkeratotic projections arising out of a collarette of slightly raised skin. Clinically, they resemble rudimentary supernumerary digits. Microscopically, a fibrokeratoma is composed of a core of normal appearing connective tissue covered with an acanthotic epidermis which produces a dense enveloping hyperkeratosis.