What is the role of surgery in the treatment of acanthosis nigricans (AN)?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Jason H Miller, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Dermabrasion and long-pulsed alexandrite laser therapy may also be used to reduce the bulk of the lesion, with occasional long-term remissions. [39]

Surgical removal of tumors is the mainstay of treatment for malignant acanthosis nigricans, if possible, because clearance following primary malignancy excision has been described. [37]


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