A Rare Case of Keratoacanthoma of the Palm: Special Considerations when Treating Keratoacanthoma of the Hand

A Rare Case of Keratoacanthoma of the Palm: Special Considerations when Treating Keratoacanthoma of the Hand

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Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Very good


Abstract & Keywords

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A: Excellent



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Very good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Very good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Very good



The case description is adequate. The Discussion explains the rarity of the condition and the challenges in treating the patient in the present case clearly. It also offers useful suggestions with respect to the treatment regimen. It provides a thorough and detailed analysis of the findings of the present study taking all the relevant literature into account. The study finally discusses that though keratoacanthoma of the hand is not a distinct pathological entity from elsewhere on the body, it does present a different set of potential functional problems and thus treatment should be tailored to optimize cosmetic, bony, and functional outcomes.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Very good


Author's knowledge

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A: Good



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A: Good


Figures & Tables

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A: Very good


Writing style

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A: Very good


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case report presents a rare case of palmar keratoacanthoma (KA) in a 65-year-old female with no known antecedent history and reviews literature on special considerations when treating keratoacanthoma of the hand. This study holds significance as there is only one other report of isolated palmar keratoacanthoma in the literature till date. Keratoacanthoma is a prototype of pseudo-malignant skin tumors and usually forms within a four-to-six-week period. Successful surgical excision was performed with complete removal of the tumor in this case.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Ofelia Leroux
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals Harlem Hospital, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report & Review of Literature
Publication history
Received: Mon 02, Aug 2021
Accepted: Mon 16, Aug 2021
Published: Thu 02, Sep 2021
© 2021 Ofelia Leroux. 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. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.09.03