A CUTANEOUS HORN MIMICKING POLYDACTYLY: A CASE REPORT

Funda Tamer, Mehmet Eren Yuksel

Abstract


A cutaneous horn is a general name for cornified material protruding from skin. On the other hand, polydactyly is a common congenital anomaly of the hand and foot which is characterized by extra finger or toe. A cutaneous horn might mimick polydactyly by resembling an extra toe. Hereby, we present a 72-year-old white Caucasian male with an extra toe-like projection on his fourth toe. Initially, polydactyly was suspected, however a cutaneous horn was also considered. The lesion was surgically removed. The histopathological examination of the specimen revealed hyperkeratosis, and thus confirmed the  lesion to be a cutaneous horn. 


Keywords


Hyperkeratosis, cutaneous, horn, polydactyly

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