Bowen's disease


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Bowen's disease

 [bo´enz]
intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma, often occurring in multiple sites.

Bowen's disease

Etymology: John T. Bowen, American dermatologist, 1857-1941
a form of intraepidermal carcinoma (squamous cell). It is characterized by red-brown scaly or crusted lesions that resemble a patch of psoriasis or dermatitis. Treatment includes curettage and electrodesiccation. A corresponding lesion found on the glans penis is called erythroplasia of Queyrat. Also called Bowen's precancerous dermatosis.
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Bowen's disease

Bowen's disease

Bowenoid dysplasia, intraepithelial cancer Carcinoma in situ arising in, and confined to, the epithelium

Bowen's disease

A cancer of surface cells (squamous epithelium) which does not extend into the deeper layers but often occurs in several places simultaneously. An intra-epidermal carcinoma. (John Templeton Bowen, 1857–1941, American dermatologist).
Bowen's disease; squamous cell carcinoma in situ premalignant, intraepidermal carcinoma presenting as slow-growing, isolated, slightly raised, well-demarcated, scaly, reddened lesions that may progress to form parakeratotic/crusted irregular plaques, ulcers or squamous cell carcinoma; Bowen's tends to develop within long-term, sun-exposed skin (e.g. face, legs and feet of women); treatment includes surgical excision, cryosurgery or 3-4 weeks' topical application of 5-fluorouracil cream

Bowen's disease

in humans, multiple cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas in situ; reported in dogs and cats. There are hyperkeratotic, hyperpigmented plaques.
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The usual clinical presentation of Bowen's Disease is a single erythematous scaly or crusted plaque, which enlarges slowly over time.
Topical imiquimod five times a week is very effective in the treatment of Bowen's disease and may be combined with systemic interferon therapy (6 million units, twice a week) in cases with multiple vivid presentations of HPV infections (13).
Rosen L, Amazon K, Frank B: Bowen's disease, Paget's disease and malignant melanoma in situ.
Second, al-though we have mentioned about suspected Bowen's disease and cancer in the text, we could not substantiate our claim by pathological reports.
Multiple 3-8 cm scaly, purple-brown, well-demarcated tear-drop-shaped patches were distributed over the skin of his trunk and extremities; these patches were consistent with his history of Bowen's disease.
We ordered a biopsy because we suspected that the cause of the rash was either erythroplasia of Queyrat (a premalignant condition also known as Bowen's disease of the glans penis) or Zoon's balanitis (plasma cell balanitis or balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis).
Other forms of squamous cell carcinoma include keratoacanthoma, actinic chelitis, and Bowen's disease.
In case 1, a 77-year-old woman presented with an erythematous plaque on her right shin; this initially was thought to be squamous cell carcinoma in situ, or Bowen's disease.
Arsenic-related Bowen's disease, palmar keratosis, and skin cancer.
Anogenital lichen sclerosus must be distinguished from genital lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus, Bowen's disease, and Paget's disease.
Helping the campaign will be 36-year-old former sun bed model Beverley Dodds, who developed Bowen's Disease and blames it on sun beds.
This marks the first sale of the EPISCAN I-200 for use in conjunction with photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer, and Bowen's Disease, a very common pre-malignant condition of the skin, and opens an entirely new market for Longport.