What are the risk factors for recurrence of Bowen disease?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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A literature review by Matsumoto et al found immunosuppression to be the only factor posing a statistically significant risk for the recurrence of Bowen disease, although the investigators reported that subclinical tumor extension and occult invasive squamous cell carcinoma, which evidence indicates are common in Bowen disease, could also theoretically be recurrence risk factors. The study also mentioned that limited evidence exists that tumor size, depth of follicular extension, and location are associated with increased recurrence risk. [21]

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