Seborrhoeic or seborrheic keratoses are very common harmless skin lesions that appear during adult life. Seborrhoeic keratoses may also be called basal cell papillomas, senile warts or brown warts.
Seborrhoeic keratoses are harmless and rarely or never become malignant.
What do they look like?
They begin as slightly raised, skin colored or light brown spots. Gradually they thicken and take on a rough, warty surface. They slowly darken and may turn black. These colour changes are harmless but may result in the lesion looking like a melanoma (a type of skin cancer).
They appear to stick on to the skin like barnacles. Often referred to as the “barnacles of wisdom”
Seborrhoeic keratoses appear on both covered and uncovered parts of the body. There may be one or many of them.
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