Warty and clear-cell Bowen's disease successfully treated with photodynamic treatment


Sezer E. , Yuksek J.

PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE, vol.26, no.1, pp.48-50, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.2009.00482.x
  • Title of Journal : PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-50

Abstract

Clear cell Bowen's disease (BD) is a rare histopathological subtype of BD, characterized by epidermal atypical keratinocytes with clear-cell changes exceeding 80% of the tumor population. Warty and clear cell Bowen's disease (WCCBD) is a recently described variant of clear cell BD, with verrucous and hyperkeratotic surface changes in addition to pathological features consisting of an extremely acanthotic epidermis, hyperkeratosis and clear-cell changes. Herein we present a 72-year-old man with a 1-year history of tumoral lesion located on the left cheek with a diagnosis of WCCBD, in whom we achieved excellent result with photodynamic treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second reported case of this entity.