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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1986;20(4): 484-490.
Seborrheic Keratosis: A Clinical and Histopathological Study.
Sung Ku Ahn, Dong Hwan Shin, Kwang Gil Lee, In Joon Choi
Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
A total of 127 cases of seborrheic keratosis examind at the Dept. of Pathology, Yonsei University School of Medicine during 1980~1986 was reviewed. The results were as follow; 1) Sex distribution showed without preponderance with male; Female ratio of 1.05:1. 2) Age distrubution were 10~19 years 0.8%, 20~29 years 4.7%, 30~39 years 14.2%, 40-49 years 25.2%, 50~59 years 29.1%, 60~69 years 17.3%, 70~79 years 6.3% and neck (3.7%). 3) The most common site was face (44.8%), followed by trunk (29.8), lower extremities (10.4%), scalp (6.7%) and neck (3.7%). 4) The clinical diagnoses were sebrorrheic keratosis (47%), nevus (15.4%), verruca (12%), malignant melanoma (7.7%), actinic keratosis (3.4%), pyogenic granuloma (2.6%), mass (2.6%), basal cell epithelioma (0.9%), corn (0.9%), leproy (0.9%), and angiokeratoma (0.9%). 5) The distributions of the light microscopic diagnosis were acanthotic 52 cases (42.9%), hyperkeratotic 33 cases (30%), irritated 17 cases (13.4%), adenoid 15 cases (11.8%), clonal 3 cases (2.4%), melanoacanthoma 1 case (0.8%) and mixed 6 cases (4.7%). 6) The lesions measured from 0.2 cm to 3 cm in maximum diameter and its color was light brown to black with sharply demarcated papule, pladque or nodule.