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How might an acanthoma be treated?

Acanthomas are considered benign, but treatment may be done for cosmetic reasons or to relieve any associated symptoms.[1][2]  Because acanthomas are quite rare, there are no established guidelines for treatment.  Treatment may depend on the type, number, and location of acanthomas.  For example, a single acanthoma may be removed by surgery, whereas multiple acanthomas may be treated with cryosurgery or the use of the medication fluorouracil cream.[1]
Last updated: 3/26/2012

  1. Monari P, Farisoglio C, Gualdi G, Botali G, Ungari M, Calzavara-Pinton P. Multiple eruptive clear cell acanthoma. Journal of dermatological case reports. 2010; 4:25-27. Accessed 3/26/2012.
  2. Andrews BT, Trask DK. Oral melanoacanthoma: a case report, a review of the literature, and a new treatment option. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology. 2005; 114:677-680. Accessed 3/26/2012.