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Dermatol Surg. 2004 Feb;30(2 Pt 1):215-7.

Verrucous hyperplasia of the great toe: a case and a review of the literature.

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Department of Dermatology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York 10025, USA. scheinfeld@earthlink.net

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Verrucous hyperplasia is a hyperplastic disease that manifests as coalescent warty papules at stump amputation sites. Often overlooked, it can be confused with verrucous carcinoma. As such, it is of concern for dermatologic surgeons.

OBJECTIVE:

To present a patient with verrucous hyperplasia and review its literature.

METHODS:

We report a 62-year-old diabetic patient with a verrucous nodule that arose at the amputation site of her first three right toes. Despite repeated surgical removals and skin graftings, the verrucous nodule redeveloped. A biopsy revealed digitate epidermal hyperplasia with dilated tortuous capillaries in thin dermal papilla without invasive features, mitotic figures, or acanthotic downgrowth. Polymerase chain reaction did not detect human papilloma virus.

RESULTS:

Verrucous hyperplasia secondary to amputation was diagnosed.

CONCLUSION:

Verrucous hyperplasia occurs should not be confused with verrucous carcinoma or warts. Moreover, because it recurs after removal, surgery is not indicated; rather, compression therapy is indicated.

PMID:
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