Verrucous carcinoma of the scalp
Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Adult; Carcinoma, Verrucous; Female; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Humans; Papillomaviridae; *Scalp; Skin Neoplasms
Dermatology | Diagnosis | Investigative Techniques | Neoplasms | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases | Surgical Procedures, Operative
Verrucous carcinoma is a distinctive form of low-grade squamous cell carcinoma. It typically involves the oral cavity, larynx, esophagus, and skin. Cutaneous lesions typically arise in the genitocrural area and plantar surface of the foot, with rare case reports of verrucous carcinoma arising elsewhere on the body. Human papillomaviruses, predominately types 6 and 11, have been associated with some case reports. We present a case of verrucous carcinoma arising on the scalp with negative human papillomavirus testing in a relatively young patient.
Pattee SF, Bordeaux J, Mahalingam M, Nitzan YB, Maloney ME. Verrucous carcinoma of the scalp. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Mar;56(3):506-7.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Pattee SF, Bordeaux JS, Mahalingam M, Nitzan YB, Maloney ME. (2007). Verrucous carcinoma of the scalp. Dermatology Publications. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/derm_pubs/28