Cutaneus Horn pada Aurikula

Yolazenia Yolazenia, Harianto Harianto, Elva Rosiana


A cutaneous horn is a hard cone-shaped protrusion consisting of dense keratin resembling animal horns, which occurs due to abnormalities in the spinous layer of the epidermis, causing excess keratin accumulation. This disease can be found in any body part, especially in regions exposed to a lot of sunlight, such as the ears. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice for this disease. One case was reported in a male patient aged 75 years with a bulge on the left auricle. The patient underwent surgical excision as management and histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of the cutaneous horn with mild-moderate squamous epithelial cell dysplasia. Because of the high association with premalignant and malignant conditions, patients should be followed up regularly to prevent a recurrence.


auricle, cutaneous horn, keratin


Singh P, Nathani D, Ranjan S, Issar R. A giant cutaneous horn projecting from verrucous carcinoma of buccal mucosa: A rare case report. J Clin Diagnostic Res. 2017;11(3):ZD04–5.

Yang JH, Kim DH, Lee JS, Cho MK, Lee SH, Lee SY, et al. A case of cutaneous horn originating from keratoacanthoma. Ann Dermatol. 2011;23(1):89–91.

Masic T, Babajic E, Dizdarevic D, Dervisevic A, Vucak MC, Lincender I. A giant cutaneous horn. Med Arh. 2010;64(6):375–6.

Shahi S, Bhandari TR, Pantha T. Verrucous carcinoma in a giant cutaneous horn: A case report and literature review. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2020;2020:1–3.

Kneitz H, Motschenbacher S, Wobser M, Goebeler M. Giant cutaneous horn associated with squamous cell carcinoma. J Dermatol Case Rep. 2015;9(1):27–8.

Chen S, Zhou Y, Xia X, Song W. Cutaneous horn masquerading as a seborrheic keratosis. Am J Ophthalmol Case Reports. 2016;4(1):64–6.

Garg S. Cutaneous horn of the neck with atypical etiology: is this disease genetically predisposed? Glob J Otolaryngol. 2017;10(1):9–11.

Purohit GN, Agarwal N, Agarwal R. Cutaneous horn following injury to pinna. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.2011;63(Suppl 1):S47-S48.

C SK, K V B, Colbert KR, A S. Cornu cutaneum of pinna. Bengal J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;27(2):176–8.

Rush P. Cutaneous horn background, pathophysiology, etiology [Internet]. 2017. Available from:

Gil-mosquera M, Vano-galvan S, Gómez-guerra R, Jaén P. A cutaneous horn on the ear. AFP 2009;38(3):2009.

Nyte CP. Massive auricular cutaneous horn. ENT Journal. 2017;(June):204-8.

Costea C. Cutaneous horn of the eyelid: Anatomoclinical implications. J Clin Res Ophthalmol. 2017;4:001–5.

Karolina A, Ferreira M. Cutaneous horn : a retrospective histopathological study. An Bras Dermatol.2010;85(2):157–63.


  • There are currently no refbacks.