29 September 2010

medical word of the day: keratoacanthoma

keratocanthoma: are rapidly growing, red, dome-shaped bumps (papules/nodules) with central craters. Occasionally, these will disappear spontaneously. They are often treated to avoid further involvement or destruction of underlying tissue. They are of concern because of the similarity to squamous cell cancer.

(from the Greek kerat - meaning horn.)

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