Journal article

Successful treatment of perianal Bowen's disease with imiquimod

Sylvia van Egmond, Carlijn Hoedemaker, Rodney Sinclair

International Journal of Dermatology | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

Although perianal Bowen's disease (BD) is a relatively uncommon malignancy, it is being detected with increasing frequency. It has a strong tendency for local recurrence and treatment remains controversial. The effectiveness of different treatment modalities, ranging from aggressive wide local excision with skin grafting to the application of a topical immune response modifier, remains uncertain. To our knowledge only two cases of perianal BD, successfully treated with imiquimod, have been reported. We wish to present the third case, effectively treated with imiquimod.