Seborrheic Keratosis – Stucco Keratoses

February 5th, 2011

Stucco Keratoses are a type of Seborrheic Keratosis that I encounter very frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Stucco Keratoses are also called Keratoelastoidosis Verrucosa.  They appear as “stuck on” Seborrheic Keratoses that can be easily removed with friction.  Typically, Stucco Keratoses affect middle age men but can be found in women as well.  The most common site for Stucco Keratoses is on the ankle near the Achilles tendon.  They can also be found on the dorsal foot and hands but are never seen on the palms and soles.  Treatment of Stucco Keratoses involves liquid nitrogen application to the lesions or an emollient containing lactic acid such as Amlactin or Lac Hydrin 12% cream.

Stucco Keratosis