Oral focal acantholytic dyskeratosis (warty dyskeratoma). Report of two cases

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1975 Mar;39(3):474-8. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(75)90093-6.


Two cases of intraoral focal acantholytic dyskeratosis are presented. These uncommon, small, nodular, keratotic lesions, with a distinct histologic pattern similar to that of Darier's disease, have been reported as warty dyskeratomas. Treatment is conservative surgical removal and follow-up. It is suggested that the histologic diagnostic term of focal acantholytic dyskeratosis be used, since there may be several clinical entities with a similar histology but different etiology.

MeSH terms

  • Acantholysis / diagnosis
  • Acantholysis / pathology
  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratosis* / diagnosis
  • Keratosis* / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth Diseases / diagnosis
  • Mouth Diseases / pathology
  • Mouth Mucosa* / pathology
  • Pemphigus / diagnosis