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Bowen Disease of the Penis: Diagnosis and Treatment


Bowen disease is the carcinoma in situ of the squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The mucosal variant of Bowen disease is called erythroplasia of Queyrat and occurs on the uncircumcised glans, anus, mouth or vulva (Krogh et al., 2000).


See next section penile carcinoma.


Full thickness atypia of the keratinocytes with hyperplastic cells without polarity, vacuoles, hyperchromatic nuclei and mitoses at all levels of the epidermis without invasion of the dermis.

Signs and symptoms:

Diagnosis and Treatment

Perform a biopsy of the lesion with circumcision. Additional lesions after circumcision are treated with 5-fluorouracil ointment or laser coagulation.

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O.W. Hakenberg and E. Compérat and S. Minhas and A. Necchi and C. Protzel and N. Watkin, “EAU Guidelines: Penile Cancer,” 2020. [Online]. Available: https://uroweb.org/guidelines/penile-cancer/.

von Krogh und Horenblas 2000 KROGH, G. von ; HORENBLAS, S.: Diagnosis and clinical presentation of premalignant lesions of the penis.
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(2000), Nr. 205, S. 201–14

  Deutsche Version: Diagnose und Therapie des Morbus Bowen und der Erythroplasie Queyrat