Common benign tumor of the epidermis
Formed from keratinocytes
Frequently appears in multiples on the head, neck, and trunk of older individuals but may occur on any hair-bearing area ...
Trauma or irritation of the lesion may result in pruritus, erythema, bleeding, pain, and/or crusting.
Typically begin as oval- or round-shaped, flat, d...
Treatment is not usually necessary due to the benign nature of the lesions.
Removal of seborrheic keratoses may be indicated if
Symptomatic (e.g., easily irritated, gets caught on clothing o...
Inflammation or irritation develops.
There is a change in appearance.
Culbertson GR. 532-nm diode laser treatment of seborrheic keratoses with color enhancement. Dermatol Surg. 2008;34(4):525–528. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
Draelos ZD, Rizer...
L82.1 Other seborrheic keratosis
L82.0 Inflamed seborrheic keratosis
702.19 Other seborrheic keratosis
702.11 Inflamed seborrheic keratosis
398838000 senile hyperkeratosis (disorder)
Seborrheic keratoses are one of the most common benign tumors of the epidermis.
Prevalence increases with age.
Underlying internal malignancy should be considered if large numbers of seb...
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