What is the hallmark of inverted follicular keratosis?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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The hallmarks of this lesion are plentiful squamous eddies. A papillomatous and acanthotic appearance is found reliably. The margins are discrete and lack the inflammatory component found in keratoacanthoma. Since this lesion is benign, simple excision is adequate.


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