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Successful Excision of Cutaneous Horns in the Foot and Application of a Full-Thickness Pinch Skin Graft for Primary Closure

Sanaz Lalehparvar Department of Podiatry Surgery, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ.

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Cutaneous horns (cornu cutaneum) are chronic, dense, hyperkeratotic cutaneous lesions resembling the horn of an animal. These lesions are associated with a variety of benign, premalignant, and malignant cutaneous diseases. Cutaneous horns are often found on the upper parts of the body, such as the face, neck, and shoulders. These lesions rarely occur in areas with no sun exposure, such as the feet. We present the case of a 51-year-old man with two cutaneous horns on the lateral aspect of the third digit of the left foot. Treatment consisted of excision of the lesions and application of a full-thickness skin graft from the ipsilateral sinus tarsi.

Corresponding author: Sanaz Lalehparvar, DPM, MA, Department of Podiatry Surgery, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 225 Williamson St, Elizabeth, NJ 07202. (E-mail: sanazlalehparvar@gmail.com)