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July 1974

Solitary Keratoacanthoma in a Child

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn, NY
From the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology (Drs. Price and Biro) and the Department of Pathology (Dr. Chen), College of Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(1):110-111. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110260112023

An 8-year-old boy developed a rapidly growing tumor of the leg. The lesion was characterized by a central keratinous plug and suggested neoplasia. Biopsy revealed keratoacanthoma. There is a problem of differentiation of keratoacanthoma from squamous cell carcinoma; conservative management of this benign tumor in children is indicated.