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Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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Case Report

Giant Seborrheic Keratosis of the Genitalia Clinically Mimicking a Genital Wart

Alan Sevil1* and Cumhur Ibrahim Başsorgun2

1Dermatologist, Dermatology and Venereology konyaaltı antalya, Akdeniz University, Turkey

2Assistant professor, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Akdeniz Sevil
Dermatologist, Dermatology and Venereology konyaalti antalya
Akdeniz University, Turkey
Tel: 02422496699, 05052184284
Email: [email protected]

Received date: July 09, 2013; Accepted date: September 07, 2013; Published date: September 14, 2013

Citation: Sevil A, Başsorgun CI (2013) Giant Seborrheic Keratosis of the Genitalia Clinically Mimicking a Genital Wart. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 4:185. doi:10.4172/2155-9554.1000185

Copyright: © 2013 Sevil A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Seborrheic keratosis is one of the most prevalent benign skin tumors. It is most frequently determined in body, extremities, head and neck. Genital region located seborrheic keratosis is rarely encountered and it is frequently misdiagnosed as genital wart. HPV has been blamed in etiology. Genital HPV positivity at varying rates in genital and extra-genital located SK’s has been reported. In this study, we reported a 35 year-old male case applied to the hospital with common verrucous masses in external genital region. Dermoscopic examination showed fissures and ridges, cerebriform appearance comedo-like openings, consistent with SK. The histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of SK. In histopathologic examination, the acanthosis that include basaloid cell proliferation consisting of thick keratohyalin granules and a keratinized plug structures drew attention on analysis of the sections. HPV was determined on biopsy material through the PCR method. HPV6 and HPV16, HPV6 as the dominant, were determined in performed HPV typing. In our case, HPV growth is a finding supporting the role of HPV in etiology.