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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 518372, 3 pages
Case Report

Carcinoma Buccal Mucosa Underlying a Giant Cutaneous Horn: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Surgical Oncology, IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
2Division of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Research Institute, HIHT, Jollygrant 248140, India

Received 4 February 2014; Revised 28 May 2014; Accepted 28 May 2014; Published 15 July 2014

Academic Editor: Jose I. Mayordomo

Copyright © 2014 Sunil Kumar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cutaneous horn is a conical, dense, and hyperkeratotic protrusion that often appears similar to the horn of an animal. Giant cutaneous horns are rare; no incidence or prevalence has been reported. The significance of cutaneous horns is that they occur in association with, or as a response to, a wide variety of underlying benign, premalignant, and malignant cutaneous diseases. A case of giant cutaneous horn of left oral commissure along with carcinoma left buccal mucosa is reported here as an extremely rare oral/perioral pathology.