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.