Bowen's disease of the distal digit. Outcome of treatment with carbon dioxide laser vaporization.

@article{Gordon1996BowensDO,
  title={Bowen's disease of the distal digit. Outcome of treatment with carbon dioxide laser vaporization.},
  author={Kristin Gordon and Jerome M Garden and June K Robinson},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={1996},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={723-8}
}
BACKGROUND Bowen's disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ) is an intraepithelial neoplasm that can transform into invasive squamous cell carcinoma. The preferred method of eradication for Bowen's disease is surgical excision. However, when Bowen's disease occurs on the digit, surgical removal can lead to scar contracture and loss of use of the finger. OBJECTIVE To assess the utility of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser vaporization in eradicating Bowen's disease of the finger while maintaining the… CONTINUE READING

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