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Question 2#

With regards to cutaneous ‘horns’:

a. These should never be treated with surgery
b. They are always benign
c. They often arise from basal cell carcinomata
d. They always arise from squamous carcinomata
e. None of the above

Correct Answer is E


None of the above. Cutaneous horns may originate from well-differentiated squamous carcinomata (5-15%), but the majority are benign. They may warrant excision both on symptomatic grounds and to exclude malignancy.