Open Access Case Report Article ID: JCRO-4-135

    Cutaneous Horn of the Eyelid: Anatomoclinical Implications

    Claudia Florida Costea*, Gabriela Dimitriu, Anca Sava, Mădălina Chihaia, Cristina Dancă, Andrei Cucu, Nicoleta Dumitrescu and Dana Turliuc


    The cutaneous horn (cornu cutaneum) is a circumscribed,conical and keratotic lesion, which can hide benign or malignant lesions [1-3]. The clinical diagnosis is established based on its appearance, the lesion being classified as solitary or multiple, straight, curved or twisted, white or yellow [4,5], most often located at the level of the skin on the patient’s face [4,6,7]. While the cause leading to the formation of cutaneous horns [8] is unknown, UV radiations are believed to be the trigger of this condition [9]. Usually, the cutaneous horn occurs in people over the age of 50, in both genders [10-14].

    The cutaneous horn can occur in any part of the body: the malar or frontal areas, dorsum of nose, neck, lips [3], upper eyelids [2,9,12], lower eyelid [15], external ear [3,16], scalp [3,4], upper limbs [3,11,17,18], chest [9], lower limbs [1] and penis [19].

    Keywords: Eyelid; Cutaneous horn; Surgical excision; Pathology

    Published on: Jan 5, 2017 Pages: 1-5

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-1414.000035
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