Keratoacanthoma management: results of a survey of UK dermatologists and surgeons.
Carr, R A
Taibjee, S M
JournalThe British journal of dermatology
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Distinction of keratoacanthoma (KA) from squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is challenging. Management is controversial, with some advocating prompt surgical excision and others monitoring to allow for spontaneous resolution(1) . The controversy is compounded by rare reports of metastasis(2) . And yet the benign natural history of KA is supported by various studies, including a systematic review of 455 cases with no cases of metastasis or death(1) , and observational studies confirming spontaneous resolution(1) . This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.