Clear Cell Acanthoma

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D23.70 – Other benign neoplasm of skin of unspecified lower limb, including hip

254670002 – Clear cell acanthoma


Clear cell acanthoma, also known as pale cell acanthoma or Degos' acanthoma, is a benign epidermal tumor presenting as an erythematous papule or nodule with peripheral wafer-like scale, usually found on the leg.

Pathogenesis is unknown, but some have proposed that it is a variant of a seborrheic keratosis, while others favor a reactive inflammatory dermatosis.

Clear cell acanthoma occurs equally in both sexes and has a peak incidence in the 50- to 70-year age range.

Lesions may bleed with trauma.

Lesions tend to develop over the course of several years.

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