Squamous cell carcinoma

Theresa Cao, Margaret Oliviero, Harold S. Rabinovitz

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Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), one of the most common malignant neoplasms in fair-skinned individuals, classically presents as a pink to red scaly papule or plaque that at times can be difficult to distinguish clinically from other skin lesions, such as basal cell carcinomas, irritated seborrheic keratoses, lichen planus-like keratoses, or inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis. Pigmented SCC clinically presents as a variegated brown papule or plaque with variable amounts of scale and can be confused with superficial spreading melanoma [1]. Dermoscopy can aid in the correct diagnosis when characteristic features of SCC such as vessels as dots or coiled (glomerular) vessels and a scaly surface are present; however, significant surface scale can obscure the vascular structures [2–5].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783642219979
ISBN (Print)9783642219962
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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