Seborrheic hyperkeratosis is the most common benign tumor in the elderly.
Seborrheic hyperkeratosis develops from the proliferation of epidermal cells.
No specific causal factors have been identified for their development.
Seborrheic hyperkeratosis usually has no symptoms but can be annoying.
The lesions may be itchy and rubbed or clung to the clothes, resulting in irritation and bleeding.
Seborrheic hyperkeratosis tends to:
It starts with small, raw lumps, which slowly thicken and develop an irregular surface.
It has the appearance of a melted wax that has fallen on the skin.
It is usually brown, although it varies in color from white to black.
It ranges in size from millimeters to over three centimeters.
It forms on the chest, back, stomach, scalp, face, neck, or other parts of the body.
It does not cause pain.
Treatment for seborrheic hyperkeratosis?
Seborrheic hyperkeratosis can be easily removed.
The usual reason for removing seborrheic hyperkeratosis is the patient's desire to get rid of it.
Sometimes the doctor may recommend its removal due to uncertainty for the correct diagnosis
Methods used to remove seborrheic hyperkeratosis include:
Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen)
Scraping with a special scraper and cauterization
Shavebiopsy (removal using a special scalpel)