(Benign Skin Tumors)
|Skin Section with Seborrheic Keratosis|
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- Can be located anywhere on body, but usually appear on the chest, torso, face, shoulders, or back
- Are typically yellow, tan, brown, or black
- Are raised
- May have a rough or wart-like texture
- May have a pasted look, as if dirt or clay is stuck on the skin
- Usually have a round or oval shape
- Can be one or more than one growths
- May be itchy
- Can be irritated by clothing or jewelry and can bleed if picked or rubbed
Cryosurgery: Removal by Freezing
Surgical Removal: Scraping or Shaving off
American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org/for-the-public/home
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org/
Canadian Dermatology Association http://www.dermatology.ca/
Seborrheic keratosis. American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: http://www.aad.org/public/publications/pamphlets/common%5Fseb%5Fkeratoses.html . Accessed November 16, 2012.
Seborrheic keratosis. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology website. Available at: http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic%5Fdiseases/seborrheic%5Fkeratos.html . Accessed November 16, 2012.
Seborrheic keratosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed . Updated August 22, 2011. Accessed November 16, 2012.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 03/2013 -
- Update Date: 00/31/2013 -