intraepidermal carcinoma

in·tra·ep·i·der·mal car·ci·no·ma

carcinoma in situ of the skin; for example, Bowen disease.

intraepidermal carcinoma

[in′trə·ep′idur′məl]
Etymology: L, intra + Gk, epi, above, derma, skin
a neoplasm of squamous epidermal cells that does not proliferate into the basal area and often occurs in many sites simultaneously. The lesions, which enlarge slowly, are resistant to chemotherapy and to radiation. Also called precancerous dermatitis.
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The study of 36 patients with a total of 48 non-melanoma lesions included basal cell carcinomas (BCC), squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and intraepidermal carcinomas (IEC), a growth of cancerous cells confined to the outer layer of the skin.

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