acanthoma


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Related to acanthoma: keratoacanthoma, Clear Cell Acanthoma
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Noun1.acanthoma - a neoplasm originating in the epidermisacanthoma - a neoplasm originating in the epidermis
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
keratoacanthoma - skin tumor that grows rapidly (especially in older people) and resembles a carcinoma but does not spread; it usually disappears spontaneously, often leaving a scar
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There were 2 patients with epidermal inclusion cysts and 1 patient each with acantholytic acanthoma and multiple lentigines.
2,3,5) The presentation of SK lesions is highly variable, which has led to the use of several synonyms to identify the condition, including basal cell acanthoma, basal cell papilloma, benign acanthokeratoma, verruca seborrhoica (seborrheic wart), and verruca senilis (senile wart).
The nomenclature of this tumor has been widely discussed, and the concept of reticulated acanthoma with sebaceous differentiation (RASD) was introduced by Steffen and Ackerman in 1993 in an effort to rename SESD (13).