Keratoacanthomas: Overview and Comparison Between Houston and Minneapolis Experiences
February 2010 | Volume 9 | Issue 2 | Original Article | 117 | Copyright © February 2010
Irene J. Vergilis-Kalner MD, Yana Kriseman MD, Leonard H. Goldberg MD
Keratoacanthomas represent approximately 1% of skin malignancies treated in a Mohs practice in Houston, TX. The authors compared
the age of onset, sex, location and month of prevalence of keratoacanthomas between Houston, TX and Minneapolis, MN. An earlier
age of presentation was observed in men in Houston (65.9 years) versus in women (71.3 years) or in men and women in Minneapolis
(71 years). There was a predominance of facial tumors in Texas males compared to females and tumors seen in Minneapolis. The tumors
occurred more frequently during the winter months in Houston, TX versus June, November and December in Minneapolis, MN.