Keratoacanthoma of the inferior lip: review and report of case with spontaneous regression

  • Lara Maria A. Ramos Federal University of Uberlândia; Dental School; Department of Oral Pathology
  • Sérgio V. Cardoso Federal University of Uberlândia; Dental School; Department of Oral Pathology
  • Adriano M. Loyola Federal University of Uberlândia; Dental School; Department of Oral Pathology
  • Marcus A. Rocha University of Uberlândia; Dental School; Stomatology Unit
  • Antônio Francisco Durighetto-Júnior University of Uberlândia; Dental School; Stomatology Unit
Keywords: keratoacanthoma, Regression after biopsy, Lip cancer

Abstract

Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a self-limited benign epithelial proliferative lesion that eventually presents with very similar clinical features to squamous cell carcinoma. Many KA appear in the vermilion border of the lips and therefore dental professionals must be familiar of the disease. This article reports the case of a 40-year-old female patient presenting with an exophytic ulcerative tumor in her lower lip that resolved after incisional biopsy. Photographic documentation of the case is presented and topics that are relevant to the clinical management of the disease are addressed.

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Published
2009-06-01
Section
Case Reports