A case of interdigital verrucous carcinoma: Preservation of the digits with minimal excision after selective intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy

Taku Fujimura, Ryuhei Okuyama, Akira Hashimoto, Satoshi Hasegawa, Mariko Takayama, Hiroshi Watanabe, Setsuya Aiba

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Abstract

The diagnosis of verrucous carcinoma is often not easy because its histopathology mimics verruca vulgaris and other benign diseases. We describe a 62-year-old Japanese man with verrucous carcinoma on his IV interdigital area. Magnetic resonance imaging disclosed tumor invasion up to the subcutis, which suggested malignancy. However, repeated biopsies did not show malignant features in the tumor. For treatment, we performed intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy and oral intake of 5-fluorouracil. After the tumor reduction, we excised the tumor with a sufficient margin. There was no evidence of tumor recurrence 1.5 years later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • Dermatology

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