A Giant Cutaneous Horn Projecting from Verrucous Carcinoma of Buccal Mucosa: A Rare Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Priyankar Singh,
Senior Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dentistry, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences,
Patna-800014, Bihar, India.
Cutaneous horn is conical shape of compact keratin that resembles a miniature animal horn. Though morphologically similar to horns in animals they are histologically very different from them. It is a circumscribed, conical, hyperkeratotic dense protrusion with epithelial cornification above the skin surface in response to a wide range of underlying benign and malignant pathological changes. Though benign, a cutaneous horn holds the potential to be premalignant or malignant. In India till now six cases has been reported with cutaneous horn at various unusual sites. We report a unique case of 52-year-old woman with a giant cutaneous horn at left oral commissure with underlying verrucous carcinoma of left buccal mucosa which is a very rare location for such lesion. Considering its malignant potential, adequate therapy requires wide excision with a tumour-free margin of at least 1 cm, particularly in the facial region where the incidence of malignancy is higher.
Habits, Keratin Mass, Premalignant
Priyankar Singh, Dipesh Nathani, Shashi Ranjan, Rashmi Issar
. A GIANT CUTANEOUS HORN PROJECTING FROM VERRUCOUS CARCINOMA OF BUCCAL MUCOSA: A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Jun 24 ]; 11:ZD04-ZD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 06, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 16, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 12, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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