Koebner phenomenon: what you don't know may hurt you

Ann Plast Surg. 2000 Jun;44(6):644-5. doi: 10.1097/00000637-200044060-00011.


Koebner phenomenon is the development of isomorphic pathological lesions in distant wounds of patients with pre-existing cutaneous diseases. More frequent in patients with psoriasis, it can occur in the presence of other cutaneous pathologies. Surgeons should be aware of this entity and warn patients about its possible occurrence.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipectomy / adverse effects*
  • Psoriasis / etiology*
  • Recurrence