Verrucous carcinoma arising in ulcerative lichen planus of the soles

J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1988 May;14(5):547-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.1988.tb01150.x.


Verrucous carcinoma is a low-grade squamous cell carcinoma. Chronic inflammation is an important factor in its pathogenesis. This is the first case of plantar verrucous carcinoma arising in a lesion of ulcerative lichen planus. This paper also lends further support to the successful use of Mohs micrographic surgical technique as the treatment of choice for verrucous carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / etiology*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery
  • Female
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Foot
  • Humans
  • Lichen Planus / complications*
  • Lichen Planus / immunology
  • Skin Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery