Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Adnexal tumors - hair follicles
Inverted follicular keratosis

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 October 2016, last major update June 2012

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PubMed Search: Inverted follicular keratosis [title]

Cite this page: Inverted follicular keratosis. website. Accessed September 25th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Eyelid or face of elderly
  • Etiology disputed: may be irritated seborrheic keratosis, irritated verruca vulgaris or keratotic lesion of infundibular region of hair follicle
Case reports
Gross description
  • Single nodule or papule projecting above skin surface
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Well circumscribed with squamous eddies containing an inverted papillomatous and acanthotic component
  • No inflammation
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Differential diagnosis