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March 1981

Verrucous CarcinomaPapillomatosis Cutis Carcinoides

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Health Sciences Center, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(3):184-185. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650030062021

Verrucous carcinoma is a low-grade squamous cell carcinoma, which may occur around the mouth, in the anogenital area, and on the plantar surface of the foot.1 Lesions around the mouth have been described under the title of oral florid papillomatosis.2 Verrucous carcinomas occurring on the male and female genitalia and in the anal area3 often have been called "giant condyloma acuminatum," but when confined to the penis, they are sometimes described as Buschke and Lowenstein tumors. Lesions on the plantar surface of the foot have been designated epithelioma cuniculatum.

Because of the rarity of this tumor and its unusual location, this case of verrucous carcinoma is reported.

Report of a Case  A woman, aged 57 years, was first seen on Sept 6, 1979. Five years previously, a boil had appeared on her right buttock. When the area did not heal, the present lesion appeared. Recently she had

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