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Acquired giant plantar fibrokeratoma: case report and review

  • Author(s): Malik, Sara;
  • Erickson, Christof P;
  • Calame, Antoanella;
  • Cohen, Philip R
  • et al.

Acquired digital fibrokeratoma is a benign fibrous tumor usually located on the toes and fingers. A 63-year-old man with an acquired giant plantar fibrokeratoma is described. He presented with an asymptomatic exophytic nodule of ten years duration; there is no history of trauma to the site. It measured 15x10x5mm and was located on the plantar foot proximal to the third toe. Excisional biopsy established the diagnosis of fibrokeratoma. Giant acquired fibrokeratoma,has been described in 16 patients including ours: three women and 13 men. They are located on either the upper extremity (one man) or the lower extremity (15 individuals). Acquired plantar fibrokeratoma is rare. Including our patient, it has been reported in 11 patients: one woman and ten men. The woman was 13 years of age and the men ranged from 15 to 77-years-old. Plantar acquired fibrokeratomas are located on either the plantar aspect of the toes, the sole of the foot, or the heel. An excisional biopsy provided adequate treatment without subsequent recurrence of both giant and plantar fibrokeratomas.

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