Ulceration of the lip associated with a 'calibre-persistent artery'

Br J Dermatol. 1985 Dec;113(6):757-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1985.tb02413.x.


A case of ulceration of the lower lip, associated with a 'calibre-persistent artery', is presented. The lesion was diagnosed clinically as squamous cell carcinoma and excised accordingly. 'Calibre-persistent artery' is not a widely known entity, has not been described previously in the dermatological literature and should be sought in any lip ulcer of obscure aetiology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arteries / abnormalities
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lip / blood supply*
  • Lip Diseases / diagnosis
  • Lip Diseases / etiology*
  • Lip Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Skin Ulcer / diagnosis
  • Skin Ulcer / etiology*