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Solitary keratoacanthoma of the nasal vestibule

  • J. A. McGlashan (a1), G. Rees (a1) and D. A. Bowdler (a1)


Keratoacanthomas are lesions which rarely present to Otorhinolaryngologists; however they must be considered in the differential diagnosis of any rapidly growing lesion in the head and neck. We report a case of a keratoacanthoma of the nasal vestibule which caused clinical and histopathological difficulties in diagnosis. Keratoacanthomas and the treatment options are discussed.


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c/o Department of Otolaryngology, Guy's Hospital, London Bridge, London SE1 9RT.


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