VERRUCIFORM XANTHOMA

By Gary M. White, MD


The verruciform xanthoma (VX) is a rare, benign growth most commonly occurring in the oral mucosa.

Clinical

A solitary verrucous plaque, red-orange or yellow-brown of the oral mucosa, vulva, penis or lymphedematous skin is characteristic.

Treatment

Simple excision may be done. A two year old girl with a large VX in the groin was treated successfully with imiquimod 5% twice a week for 4 months [JAAD 2013;69;e184].

References

Dermatology Online Journal 15 (9): 5

J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Dec;39(6):292-296

On the scrotum. DermatologicaSinica 2014;32;67–68

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