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Acanthomas are considered benign, but treatment may be done for cosmetic reasons or to relieve any associated symptoms. Because acanthomas are quite rare, there are no established guidelines for treatment. Treatment may depend on the type, number, and location of acanthomas. For example, a single acanthoma may be removed by surgery, whereas multiple acanthomas may be treated with cryosurgery or the use of the medication fluorouracil cream.
Last updated: 3/26/2012
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- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.