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Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ

  • E. StockflethEmail author
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Core Messages

  • Actinic keratosis (AK) and Bowen's disease are defined as carcinoma in situ of the skin. AK are very common and the most important risk factor is chronic UV-exposure. AK present as erythematous rough macules or plaques and occur multiple in sun-exposed ares, which has been referred to as actinic field canceriza-tion. In this regard, novel topical agents have been developed which allow treatment of the complete actinically damaged fields.

  • Bowen's disease (BD) clinically present as solitary, well-demarcated erythematous plaques. Treatment includes among others surgical excision, cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy or immune response modifiers.

Keywords

Hyaluronic Acid Human Papilloma Virus Actinic Keratosis Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma Field Cancerization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Venerology and AllergologyCharité Universty Hospital Berlin, Skin Cancer Center CharitéBerlinGermany

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