Case Report

EJMCR. 2022; 6(6): 107-110

Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn

Authors: Jia Jia Wee, Kimberley LiQin Kiong.

Background: Cutaneous horn arising from the nasal vestibule is an extremely rare entity with only four published case reports to date. Although cutaneous horns are commonly benign, the risk of it harboring a malignant or pre-malignant process is about one in three. Verrucous carcinoma is a variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) that typically presents in the oral cavity, and very rarely in the nasal cavity. Case Presentation: We report a 78-year-old female who presented with a rapidly enlarging right naris cutaneous horn of 5 months duration. Computed tomography scan showed a heterogeneously enhancing mass at the right anterior nasal cavity with no overt bone or cartilage destruction. Differential diagnoses included seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, viral wart, and malignant tumors such as SCC. She underwent an excision biopsy and histology confirmed the diagnosis of a pT1 verrucous SCC. Conclusion: Due to the rarity of the site of the disease, management of sinonasal verrucous carcinoma is generally derived from management options of other subsites in the head and neck region. The preferred treatment modality is surgical excision, while primary radiotherapy is an emerging treatment alternative in poor surgical candidates.


Keywords: Verrucous carcinoma, cutaneous horn, nasal cavity.


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Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn


Authors
Jia Jia Wee
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
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Kimberley LiQin Kiong
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.
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Correspondence to:
. Jia Jia Wee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.; weejiajia@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 02 May 2022
Revised 05 Aug 2022
Accepted 02 Sep 2022
Published online 10 Oct 2022
Published in print 16 Oct 2022

Pubmed Style

Wee JJ, Kiong KL. Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn. EJMCR. 2022; 6(6): 107-110. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1651491062

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Wee JJ, Kiong KL. Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn. https://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=30218 [Access: November 28, 2022]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1651491062

AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Wee JJ, Kiong KL. Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn. EJMCR. 2022; 6(6): 107-110. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1651491062

Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Wee JJ, Kiong KL. Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn. EJMCR. (2022), [cited November 28, 2022]; 6(6): 107-110. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1651491062

Harvard Style

Wee, J. J. & Kiong, . K. L. (2022) Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn. EJMCR, 6 (6), 107-110. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1651491062

Turabian Style

Wee, Jia Jia, and Kimberley LiQin Kiong. 2022. Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 6 (6), 107-110. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1651491062

Chicago Style

Wee, Jia Jia, and Kimberley LiQin Kiong. "Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 6 (2022), 107-110. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1651491062

MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Wee, Jia Jia, and Kimberley LiQin Kiong. "Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 6.6 (2022), 107-110. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1651491062

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Wee, J. J. & Kiong, . K. L. (2022) Nasal septal verrucous carcinoma presenting as a cutaneous horn. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 6 (6), 107-110. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1651491062

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