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Eruptive squamous cell carcinomas, keratoacanthoma type, arising in a multicolor tattoo.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18095997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Permanent tattoos are formed through the injection of ink solids through the epidermis into the dermis and can cause multiple adverse reactions. We report a 38-year-old man who presented to our Dermatologic Surgery Unit with a diagnosis of a superficially invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), keratoacanthoma (KA) type, of the left forearm in a 1-month-old tattoo. Since his initial biopsy, he developed four more similar lesions on his left forearm within his tattoo. On physical examination, the patient had a large, multicolor tattoo on his left forearm, a well-healed surgical biopsy site and four erythematous hyperkeratotic papules within differently pigmented areas of the patient's tattoo. Histopathological examination showed KA and tattoo pigment. Based on the eruptive nature of these lesions, their clinical presentation and the histopathological changes, we report this as the first case of eruptive KA arising in a multicolor tattoo.
Gary Goldenberg; Shiv Patel; Manisha J Patel; Phillip Williford; Omar Sangueza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1600-0560     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-21     Completed Date:  2008-03-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / etiology,  pathology*,  surgery
Keratoacanthoma / etiology,  pathology*,  surgery
Skin Neoplasms / etiology,  pathology*,  surgery
Tattooing / adverse effects*
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