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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,014
Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2003 October;138(5):355-61
Keratoacanthoma: an abortive squamous cell carcinoma that does not always fail
Schwartz R. A.
Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
Keratoacanthoma (KA) is an unusual entity, a neoplasm difficult to classify. It was once considered the prototype of a pseudomalignancy, yet it is now viewed in an opposite light as a pseudobenignity. It still challenges the definition of cancer. In addition, the KA may serve as a marker for the important autosomal dominant familial cancer syndrome, the Muir-Torre syndrome.