Warty Dyskeratoma Follow-up
- Author: Molly Ann Allen Hinshaw, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD more...
The only complications associated with warty dyskeratoma (WD) are those associated with the minor surgical procedures required for the biopsy or the removal of these benign lesions.
There is no known risk of malignant transformation of WD. Recurrence after surgical removal is extremely uncommon. Although WD is histologically similar to Darier disease and appears to share the same absent protein (SERCA2) in at least some cases, no evidence indicates that patients with warty dyskeratoma are at risk for other disorders, including Darier disease.
Patients should be reassured that WD is benign. While patients with Darier disease have been reported with WD, the diagnosis of WD does not imply that the patient has Darier disease nor is at risk for transmitting Darier disease to offspring. Isolated WD is not associated with other systemic diseases and patients with a WD do not need routine follow-up in dermatology.
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