Seborrheic keratoses are exceedingly common in the elderly and usually are easy to diagnose and do not require treatment. However, given their great variety of clinical presentation, they may give rise to false-positive cases, meaning that they may at times mimic melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. On the other hand, melanoma may mimic seborrheic keratosis, leading to incorrect patient management. With this review, we would like to summarize the current knowledge about epidemiology, clinical, dermoscopic and reflectance confocal microscopy imaging of this common entity, and we also summarize the currently available treatment options.

Differential diagnosis and management on seborrheic keratosis in elderly patients

Moscarella E.;Brancaccio G.;Ronchi A.;Argenziano G.
2021

Abstract

Seborrheic keratoses are exceedingly common in the elderly and usually are easy to diagnose and do not require treatment. However, given their great variety of clinical presentation, they may give rise to false-positive cases, meaning that they may at times mimic melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. On the other hand, melanoma may mimic seborrheic keratosis, leading to incorrect patient management. With this review, we would like to summarize the current knowledge about epidemiology, clinical, dermoscopic and reflectance confocal microscopy imaging of this common entity, and we also summarize the currently available treatment options.
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