GET THE APP

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

Image Article - (2019)Volume 10, Issue 6

Vulvar Verrucous Bowenoid Papulosis in Dermoscopy

Maouni Safae*, Meziane Mariam, Benzekri Laila and Senouci Karima
 
*Correspondence: Maouni Safae, Department of Dermatology-Venereology, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: +212635342053, Email:

Author info »

Abstract

A 54 year-old-female, without medical history, presented with two raised infiltrated plaques of the vulva, whitish in the center and gray-brown in periphery, with papillomatous patches, which had appeared over the last year (Figure 1).

Clinical Image

A 54 year-old-female, without medical history, presented with two raised infiltrated plaques of the vulva, whitish in the center and gray-brown in periphery, with papillomatous patches, which had appeared over the last year (Figure 1). Dermoscopic examination revealed a pigmented papillomatous surface and brown-gray dots arranged in a linear distribution at the periphery of the lesion. At the center, we observed a numerous glomerular and dots vessels with white ovoid areas based on a pink background (Figures 2 and 3). Histologic examination of skin biopsy showed an irregular acanthosis, dyskeratosis, and cluster of pseudo-koilocytosis cell with a clear perinuclear halo, cytological atypia and mitosis, melanophages in the papillary dermis, consisting with the diagnosis of verrucous bowenoid papulosis.

clinical-experimental-dermatology-research-bowenoid

Figure 1. Verrucous bowenoid papulosis- two raised infiltrated plaques of the vulva, whitish in the center and gray-brown in periphery.

clinical-experimental-dermatology-research-papillomatous

Figure 2. Pigmented papillomatous surface and brown-gray dots arranged in a linear distribution at the periphery of the lesion.

clinical-experimental-dermatology-research-glomerular

Figure 3. Glomerular and dots vessels with white ovoid areas based on a pink background.

Bowenoid papulosis can be confused with other diagnostics such as lichen planus, genital warts or seborrheic keratoses. In doubtful cases, dermoscopic examination may show particular signs; the appearance of the grey-brown spots with a linear arrangement at the periphery can be explained by the presence of melanophages in the papillary dermis in histology. This feature was described in a man by Marcucci et al. in 2014 [1] and was also seen in our patient. Other signs have been reported such as whitish-red exophytic papillary structures [2] and pigmented papillomatous surface, which corresponding to irregular acanthosis in histology. Vessels abnormalities were also described by Dong et al. [3] and consist on dots or glomerular vessels. These dermoscopic characteristics remind us the signs of pigmented Bowen's disease, which can only be distinguished from bowenoid papulosis by the histopathological analysis.

To conclude, we report the dermoscopic appearance of an unusual case of verrucous bowenoid papulosis in women. Dermatologist must recognize this features to be able to eliminate others differentials diagnostics.

Conflict of Interest

None.

References

  1. Marcucci C, Sabban EC, Friedman P, Peralt R, Calb I, Cabo H. Dermoscopic findings in bowenoid papulosis: Report of two cases. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2014;4:61-63.
  2. Ferrari A, Zalaudek I, Argenziano G, Buccini P, De Simone P, Silipo V, et al. Dermoscopy of pig­mented lesions of the vulva: A retrospective morphological study. Dermatol. 2011;222:157-166.
  3. Dong H, Shu D, Campbell TM, Fruhauf J, Soyer PH, Wellenhof HR. Dermoscopy of genital warts. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64:859-864.

Author Info

Maouni Safae*, Meziane Mariam, Benzekri Laila and Senouci Karima
 
Department of Dermatology-Venereology, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
 

Citation: Safae M, Myriam M, Laila B, Karima S (2019) Vulvar Verrucous Bowenoid Papulosis in Dermoscopy. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res. 10:514. Doi: 10.35248/2155-9554.19.10.514

Received: 27-Nov-2019 Accepted: 12-Dec-2019 Published: 18-Dec-2019

Copyright: © 2019 Safae M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Top
https://www.olimpbase.org/1937/