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December 1950


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(6):943-944. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530190177021

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Bowen's Disease. Presented by Dr. Leslie Paxton Barker.

T. C., a Negro aged 38, in 1947 noticed a lesion on the glans penis near the frenulum. This caused no discomfort, and no treatment was instituted until he was hospitalized for repair of an inguinal hernia in May 1948. At that time he had a hard, verrucous growth on the glans penis about 2.5 cm. in diameter and elevated about 1 cm. above the surface. A biopsy of the lesion done at that time showed no evidence of malignant changes, and the lesion was removed with the electrocautery.

The patient entered the skin clinic at St. Luke's Hospital in October 1949. At that time he had a hyperkeratotic, slightly raised lesion on the left side of the glans, about 1 cm. in diameter. The periphery of the lesion seemed infiltrated. Blood serologic reactions were negative. Biopsy of a specimen from the

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