- Lesions are common, multiple, benign tumours of the skin.
- Most people over the age of 50 years are affected.
- They appear as well-circumscribed 'stuck-on' plaques or papules and may look like warts.
- They are usually asymptomatic but can become irritated and inflamed spontaneously or because of friction from clothing.
- Treatment is not necessary because of their benign nature, but if irritated, itching, and displeasing, can be initially treated with cryotherapy and curettage.
- Most important differential diagnosis, and of patient concern, is malignant melanoma.
Last updated: Aug 29, 2012