Squamous cell carcinoma developed on hypertropic lichen planus

  • Md. Rahmat Ullah Siddique Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md. Mahabubur Rahaman Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Aurora Skin & Aesthetics, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
  • Md. Aminul Islam Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Northern Medical College
  • Md. Zulfiqar Hossain Khan Department of Dermatology and Venereology, DMCH
  • Md. Moksedur Rahman Department of Dermatology and Venereology, DMCH
  • Md. Zahed Parvez Barbhuiyan Department of Dermatology and Venereology, DMCH
Keywords: Hypertropic, Lichen planus, Squamous cell carcinoma

Abstract

Carcinoma occurring in the cutaneous lesions of Lichen Planus though rarely mentioned in literature does occw-and should be kept in mind while treating such lesions. We report a 30 year female who developed a squamous cell carcinoma in a long standing hypertropic lichen planus in the lower leg. This case is being presented to indicate the possibility of malignant transformation of cutaneous lichen planus to carcinoma, especially in the hypertrophic fonns and the need to have an early diagnosis so that it can be treated in the initial stages. A high degree of suspicion should be present when­ever we come across a non healing lesion in a patient with lichen planus. A few markers, which may give us a clue for increased chances of malignant transformation in these cases is presented.

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Author Biography

Md. Rahmat Ullah Siddique, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka

 

 

Published
2016-08-05
How to Cite
Siddique, M. R., Rahaman, M., Islam, M., Khan, M., Rahman, M., & Barbhuiyan, M. Z. (2016). Squamous cell carcinoma developed on hypertropic lichen planus. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 7(1), 58-60. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v7i1.29149
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Case Reports