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June 1983

Präkanzerosen und Papillomatosen der Haut (Precanceroses and Papillomatoses of the Skin)

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(6):535. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650300089024

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Petres and Müller, of the dermatologic clinic of the Municipal Hospital in Kassel, West Germany, have compiled lectures on cutaneous precanceroses and pseudocanceroses, papillomatoses, and related border subjects. These were presented at the second annual meeting of the German Association of Operative Dermatology by 36 well-known dermatologists; eight specialists in gynecology, plastic and oral surgery, ophthalmology, pathology, and virology; and one lawyer.

The first chapter deals with precanceroses induced by light, irradiation, arsenic, and tar; precanceroses of the vulva and the male genitals; and leukoplakia of the oral mucosa.

The second chapter discusses pseudocanceroses, among them keratoacanthoma, florid oral papillomatosis, and papillomatosis cutis (first described by Gottron and later given the epithet "carcinoides" by Nikolowski and Eisenlohr because of its clinical and microscopic similarity to squamous cell carcinoma).

The third chapter comprises lectures on viral papillomas, therapy for the common wart, condyloma acuminatum, and multicentric bowenoid acanthoma. The author introduces the latter term to distinguish the condition from Bowen's disease. The fourth chapter reviews related border subjects, eg, plastic procedures for benign and precancerous skin changes, tumors

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