A Verrucous Plaque on the Lower Lip

Stephen K. Stacey, Tyler A. Moss, Liesl S. Grenier, Steven D. Peine


A 35-year-old male farmer with a 1-month history of an intermittently tender lower lip plaque was diagnosed with verruciform xanthoma. He underwent therapy with fractional CO2 laser which led to clinical resolution of the plaque followed by recurrence. Verruciform xanthoma is a rare benign entity of undetermined pathogenesis. Surgical excision is considered curative. This patient’s condition may have been related to solar damage.

J Med Cases. 2015;6(6):271-273
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2145w


Verruciform; Xanthoma; Plaque; Sun damage; Histology; Histopathology

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