Bowen's disease

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Bowen's disease

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

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).
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Recent studies examining imiquimod treatment for basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma in situ show that it can be used for a shorter duration than initially thought, said Dr.
In the original group studied by Snoeck et al, three of 17 patients had squamous cell carcinoma in situ, but two of them had already developed it prior to treatment.
P63 was negative in the adenoid cystic component and diffusely positive in the squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Figure 4).
For basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinoma in situ, he uses imiquimod for a total of 6 to 8 weeks, starting from the time of the first reaction.

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