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October 1979

Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip: Occurrence in Blacks With Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and the Dermatology Service, Houston Veterans Administration Hospital (Drs Martin and Locker); and the Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Dr Rosen).

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(10):1214. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010100034014

In two black patients, squamous cell carcinoma of the lip developed within lesions of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). The association of DLE and squamous cell carcinoma is unusual in blacks, as is the anatomical site involved in these cases. Enhanced metastatic potential may be present when squamous cell carcinoma arises in DLE of the lips.

(Arch Dermatol 115:1214, 1979)

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