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January 1975

Giant Keratoacanthoma of the Nose

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Fontana, Calif.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(1):73-75. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630130075008

In a case of giant keratoacanthoma of the nose, the lesion was extremely invasive, destroying the entire nose. Electrosurgical removal of the grossly abnormal tissue was followed by rapid recurrence on two occasions. Radiation therapy was not effective. The lesion healed after the use of bleomycin sulfate.