What are histologic features of cystic nongenital warts?

Updated: Sep 25, 2020
  • Author: Philip D Shenefelt, MD, MS; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A cyst filled with horny material characterizes cystic warts. The wall is composed of basal, squamous, and granular cells. Many of the epithelial cells may have large nuclei and clear cytoplasm with eosinophilic inclusion bodies. The cyst may rupture, resulting in a foreign body granuloma.


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