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Atypical Presentation of Verrucous Carcinoma: A Case Study and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  23687342     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Verrucous carcinoma is a slow-growing lesion that is most often found on the weight-bearing surface of the foot and should be considered in the differential diagnosis for chronic nonhealing wounds in the diabetic neuropathic population. Accurate diagnosis may be difficult initially and often requires repeat histopathologic evaluation by an experienced pathologist. Verrucous carcinoma can invade deeper tissues; however, extension to bone is a rare occurrence. The authors present a case report of an atypical verrucous carcinoma on the dorsal aspect of the foot and a review of the literature. Studies suggest that multiple therapies exist and recurrence does occur; however, this is less likely with wide excision and more so with Mohs' surgery. With a high clinical suspicion and thorough histopathologic exam, bone involvement and amputation may be avoided.Levels of Evidence: Therapeutic, Level IV.
Keith E Penera; Karim A Manji; Alex B Craig; Rebecca A Grootegoed; Troy R Leaming; Garrett A Wirth
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot & ankle specialist     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-7636     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Spec     Publication Date:  2013 May 
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Created Date:  2013-5-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101473598     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Spec     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
College of Podiatric Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California (KEP, TRL).
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