LLR Policy for Benign Skin Lesions

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Category

Threshold Criteria

This policy covers the following benign skin lesions

  • Seborrhoeic Warts (seborrheic keratosis or basal cell papillomata)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Telangiectasia
  • Spider Angiomas
  • Skin Tags including anal skin tags
  • Papillomas
  • Benign moles (Naevi)
  • Benign Haemangiomas
  • Xanthelasmata
  • Viral Warts including plantar warts
  • Epidermoid & pilar cysts (sebaceous cysts) – see LLR policy
  • Dermatofibroma (histiocytoma)

Clinically benign skin lesions should not be removed on purely cosmetic grounds.

Eligibility

LLR ICB will fund treatment if the following is met

– Significant pain
– Recurrent infection
– Recurrent bleeding
– Rapid growth
 
OR
Other features suspicious of dysplasia/ malignancy

OR
Is subject to recurrent trauma leading to bleeding
The referral should include

– Details of condition
– Size of lesion/ cyst
– Evidence of function/ trauma
– Clinical photographs

Guidance

http://www.bapras.org.uk/docs/default-source/commissioning-and-policy/information-for-commissioners-of-plastic-surgery-services.pdf?sfvrsn=2
ARP 7 Review Date: 2026

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