Bowen disease

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Bow·en dis·ease

(bō'wĕn),
a form of intraepidermal carcinoma characterized by the development of slowly enlarging pinkish or brownish papules or eroded plaques covered with a thickened horny layer; microscopically, there is dyskeratosis with large round epidermal cells with large nuclei and pale-staining cytoplasm which are scattered through all levels of the epidermis.

Bow·en dis·ease

(bō'ĕn di-zēz')
A form of intraepidermal carcinoma characterized by the development of slowly enlarging pinkish or brownish papules or eroded plaques covered with a thickened horny layer; microscopically, there is dyskeratosis with large round epidermal cells with large nuclei and pale-staining cytoplasm that are scattered through all levels of the epidermis. Primary treatment includes curettage and electrodesiccation.

Bowen,

John T., U.S. dermatologist, 1857-1941.
Bowen disease - a form of intraepidermal carcinoma. Synonym(s): Bowen precancerous dermatosis
bowenoid cells - cells characteristic of Bowen disease.
bowenoid papulosis - a clinically benign form of intraepithelial neoplasia that microscopically resembles Bowen disease or carcinoma in situ, occurring in young individuals of both sexes on the genital or perianal skin usually as multiple well-demarcated pigmented warty papules.
Bowen precancerous dermatosis - Synonym(s): Bowen disease

Bow·en dis·ease

(bō'ĕn di-zēz')
A form of intraepidermal carcinoma characterized by the development of slowly enlarging pinkish or brownish papules or eroded plaques covered with a thickened horny layer.