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Dermatol Online J. 2009 Jul 15;15(7):9.

Keratoacanthoma in a tattoo.

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Department of Dermatology, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil. airton@sercomtel.com.br

Abstract

Several malignant lesions have been reported in association with tattoos, including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanoma. We report a keratoacanthoma arising in a recent tattoo. A 60-year-old woman presented with a tumor on her right leg, over an area of red pigment in a professional tattoo. Histological analysis confirmed the clinical diagnosis of keratoacanthoma. Although the association between malignancy and tattoos is very uncommon dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons should be attentive to this possibility.

PMID:
19903437
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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