Bowen's disease

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Bowen's disease

[′bō·ənz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Intraepithelial squamous-cell carcinoma of the skin, forming distinctive plaques.
A similar carcinoma occurring in mucous membranes.
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Dermoscopic-pathologic correlation of bowen disease: a case series and review of the literatures.
Sinjab et al.1314 in two different studies described very good treatment results without recurrence after cryotherapy in patients with Bowen disease and keratoacanthoma.
The presence of significant atypia or abnormal maturation would raise the possibility of actinic keratosis or Bowen disease or even the superficial aspect of an invasive SCC.
(1.) Williamson JD, Colome MI, Sahin A, Ayala AG, MedeIros LJ: Pagetoid Bowen disease: a report of 2 cases that express cytokeratin 7.
Conventionally, lesions involving the former have been termed dysplasia, in situ carcinoma, or anal intraepithelial neoplasia, whereas lesions involving the skin, Bowen disease. Bowen disease conventionally carries with it the implication of having a strong tendency to recur after local treatment but with only a small percentage progressing to invasive squamous cell carcinoma.
AMSTERDAM -- Topical photodynamic therapy has advanced far enough that it ranks alongside other first-line therapies for actinic keratoses, Bowen disease, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and thin nodular basal cell carcinoma, according to evidence-based guidelines issued by the International Society for Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology.
Bowen disease and risk of subsequent malignant neoplasms: a population-based cohort study of 1147 patients.