Actinic cheilitis: histologic study of the entire vermilion and comparison with previous biopsy.

@article{Nico2007ActinicCH,
  title={Actinic cheilitis: histologic study of the entire vermilion and comparison with previous biopsy.},
  author={Marcello Menta Simonsen Nico and Evandro Ararigb{\'o}ia Rivitti and S{\'i}lvia Vanessa Lourenço},
  journal={Journal of cutaneous pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={309-14}
}
BACKGROUND Actinic cheilitis (AC), is the very superficial, incipient form of actinically induced squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip. Few studies of actinic cheilitis analyzed the entire lip vermilion searching for microscopic areas of progressing carcinoma. METHODS Twenty patients with biopsy proved actinic cheilitis presenting with diffuse clinical changes were submitted to vermilionectomy of lower lip. Surgical specimens were sectioned every 3 mm, studied histopathologically and… CONTINUE READING