How are the lesions of Bowen disease characterized?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

When a lesion of similar clinical and histologic appearance is found in a sun-exposed location, it is referred to as an actinic keratosis of the bowenoid type. Similarly, when found on the mucous membranes, particularly the glans of the penis, this lesion is referred to as erythroplasia of Queyrat.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!