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Pigmented Bowen's disease of the genitalia masquerading as malignant melanoma.
Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2015; 23(2):130-3.AD

Abstract

Pigmented Bowen's disease is a rare subtype of in situ squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and mucosa, with a potential risk of invasion and metastasis. It is universally accepted that human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of genital Bowen's disease. Herein we report an unusual case of pigmented Bowen's disease of the genital area that clinically simulated malignant melanoma. Accurate diagnosis could only be established after histological examination. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis showed that the lesion harbored HPV 16 DNA. Although pigmented Bowen's disease is rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all pigmented lesions of the genitalia. This case report highlights the necessity of biopsy and histopathological examination for every suspicious cutaneous lesion.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Emel Öztürk Durmaz, MD, Acıbadem Maslak Hospital, Büyükdere Caddesi 40, Maslak 34457, Istanbul, Turkey; emelerkek@yahoo.com.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26228824

Citation

Öztürk Durmaz, Emel, et al. "Pigmented Bowen's Disease of the Genitalia Masquerading as Malignant Melanoma." Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC, vol. 23, no. 2, 2015, pp. 130-3.
Öztürk Durmaz E, Doğan Ekici I, Özkan F, et al. Pigmented Bowen's disease of the genitalia masquerading as malignant melanoma. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2015;23(2):130-3.
Öztürk Durmaz, E., Doğan Ekici, I., Özkan, F., & Şahin, S. (2015). Pigmented Bowen's disease of the genitalia masquerading as malignant melanoma. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC, 23(2), 130-3.
Öztürk Durmaz E, et al. Pigmented Bowen's Disease of the Genitalia Masquerading as Malignant Melanoma. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2015;23(2):130-3. PubMed PMID: 26228824.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pigmented Bowen's disease of the genitalia masquerading as malignant melanoma. AU - Öztürk Durmaz,Emel, AU - Doğan Ekici,Işın, AU - Özkan,Ferda, AU - Şahin,Sedef, PY - 2015/8/1/entrez PY - 2015/8/1/pubmed PY - 2017/1/17/medline SP - 130 EP - 3 JF - Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC JO - Acta Dermatovenerol Croat VL - 23 IS - 2 N2 - Pigmented Bowen's disease is a rare subtype of in situ squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and mucosa, with a potential risk of invasion and metastasis. It is universally accepted that human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of genital Bowen's disease. Herein we report an unusual case of pigmented Bowen's disease of the genital area that clinically simulated malignant melanoma. Accurate diagnosis could only be established after histological examination. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis showed that the lesion harbored HPV 16 DNA. Although pigmented Bowen's disease is rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all pigmented lesions of the genitalia. This case report highlights the necessity of biopsy and histopathological examination for every suspicious cutaneous lesion. SN - 1847-6538 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26228824/Pigmented_Bowen's_disease_of_the_genitalia_masquerading_as_malignant_melanoma_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/906 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -