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Verrucous carcinoma of the scalp
Dermatology Publications and Presentations
  • Sean F. Pattee, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jeremy S. Bordeaux, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Meera Mahalingam, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Yuval B. Nitzan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Mary E. Maloney, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
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Adult; Carcinoma, Verrucous; Female; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Humans; Papillomaviridae; *Scalp; Skin Neoplasms

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.

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Sean F. Pattee, Jeremy S. Bordeaux, Meera Mahalingam, Yuval B. Nitzan, et al.. "Verrucous carcinoma of the scalp" Vol. 56 Iss. 3 (2007) ISSN: 0190-9622 (Linking)
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