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intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma, often occurring in multiple sites.
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.
Bowen's diseaseBowenoid dysplasia, intraepithelial cancer Carcinoma in situ arising in, and confined to, the epithelium
Bowen's diseaseA 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).
in humans, multiple cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas in situ; reported in dogs and cats. There are hyperkeratotic, hyperpigmented plaques.