Seborrahic keratitis: a benign pigmented skin lesion management


  • Satish Chandra Kumar Department of General Surgery, Bokaro General Hospital, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, India
  • Avinash Kumar Sinha Department of General Surgery, Bokaro General Hospital, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, India
  • Saurabh Singh Department of General Surgery, Bokaro General Hospital, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, India



Benign pigmented skin lesion, BCC, Epidermal Nevus, Melanoma, Seborrhoeic keratosis, Verruca vulgaris


Seborrhoeic keratosis are formed from the basal layer of epidermal cells and contain melanocytes. Many terms such as senile wart, melanoacanthoma, basal cell papilloma, senile keratosis and seborrhoeic wart have been applied, but seborrhoeic keratosis is the most widely accepted term. In our case a 50-year-old female presented to the surgery OPD with a painless pigmented skin lesion 2.5cm lateral to the left lateral canthus and 1cm below the hairline of size of 4 *4cm. Pigmented lesion was from last 8 years and slowly progressive in nature and was not associated with any co morbid conditions. On clinical evaluation the clinical diagnosis of epidermal nevus was given and an excisional biopsy with rhomboid flap placement was performed and the tissue was sent for histopathological examination. Post operative period was uneventful and the histopathology report states the seborrhoeic keratosis. Hence, lesions for which the diagnosis is uncertain, based on the history and gross examination, should be biopsied for histopathologic examination to rule out malignancy.


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How to Cite

Kumar, S. C., Sinha, A. K., & Singh, S. (2018). Seborrahic keratitis: a benign pigmented skin lesion management. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 6(11), 3776–3778.



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