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Case Reports
July 1969

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in Hidradenitis Suppurativum

Author Affiliations

Lexington, Ky

From the departments of surgery and medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky. Dr. Humphrey is presently with The Joseph B. Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(1):59-62. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610250065015

A case of squamous cell carcinoma arising within chronic perianal hidradenitis suppurativum is reported. The difficulty in establishing the diagnosis as well as a need for an awareness of this complication is stressed. Five previously reported cases of this complication are noted and the possible etiology of this type of carcinoma is discussed.