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Adequate resection of gigantic cutaneous foot horn associated with a verruca vulgaris

1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Al Madina Al Munawara Hospital, Almadinah Almunawwarah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, King Salman Armed Forces Hospital, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Sarmad Rashed K. Sulaiman,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Al Madina Al Munawara Hospital, 60, Mahzur, Almadinah Almunawwarah 42319
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/jmsr.jmsr_101_20

Cutaneous horns, also called cornu cutaneum, are a rare disfiguring skin disorder of the keratin, which generally constitutes the skin's superficial layer. They predominantly arise in sunlight-exposed regions of the body and are more common in the elderly. Both males and females are equally affected. They have been named “horns” due to their resemblance to an animals' horns. Cutaneous horns protrude from the skin and can be diagnosed clinically. This case report is about an ↰84↰-year-old female who suffered from sole horns, which was treated surgically by marginal excision. The sole's horns had been present for some considerable time, interfered with the patient's walking ability, and made it to a newspaper article even before the patient finally was referred to us. This case report aims to present the surgical management of extraordinarily large-sized foot horn, fortunately, caused by a benign underlying condition, despite typically carries more chances of transformation into malignancy. Up to our knowledge, it would be the largest foot horn documented in the literature.

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