Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology
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Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology. 2014, 2(2), 21-22
DOI: 10.12691/oral-2-2-4
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Muco-cutaneous Keratoacanthoma Involving Maxillary Lip

Khurshid A Mattoo1, , Manas Singh2 and Vishwadeepak Singh3

1Department of Prosthodontics, College of dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, (KSA)

2Department of Prosthodontics, Ideas dental college, Bareilly, India

3Department of Prosthodontics, Teerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad, India

Pub. Date: December 22, 2014

Cite this paper:
Khurshid A Mattoo, Manas Singh and Vishwadeepak Singh. Muco-cutaneous Keratoacanthoma Involving Maxillary Lip. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology. 2014; 2(2):21-22. doi: 10.12691/oral-2-2-4

Abstract

Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a benign proliferative lesion of the skin that frequently occurs on sun exposed areas like the face and extremities. Originating within the sebaceous apparatus of the skin, the tumor can be difficult to differentiate from a well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Although the tumor has been reported to occur on the lower lip, this article presents a unique and rare case of keratoacanthoma involving the maxillary lip. The behavior of such tumor and its management has also been discussed.

Keywords:
appendages hair follicle keratin epithelium biopsy muco-cutaneous junction

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