Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ)

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Main PageNONMELANOCYTIC LESIONSBowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ)Glomerular (coiled) / dotted blood vessels
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Description Below are features commonly associated with the diagnosis “Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ)”. The example images have been approved by a panel of experts as representative of each given feature.



For a more in-depth discussion of associated dermoscopic features, please see the Dermoscopedia page for “Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ)”.

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Below are features commonly associated with the diagnosis “Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ)”. The example images have been approved by a panel of experts as representative of each given feature.

For a more in-depth discussion of associated dermoscopic features, please see the Dermoscopedia page for “Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ)”.

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Peripheral brown/gray dots arranged linearly (pigmented SCCIS)[edit]


Glomerular (coiled) / dotted blood vessels[edit]

Glomerular vessels are the dermoscopic manifestations of tortuous, dilated capillaries. Dotted vessels appear as small red dots with a diameter of 0.01–0.02 mm, and they represent vessels aligned perpendicular to the skin surface.[1][2]