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  » Atlas of skin diseases  »  Bowen's disease
The image is of a plaque on the small finger. Bowen's disease is an intra-epidemal form of squamous cell carcinoma. Usually these lesions have a sharp border, are somewhat erythematous, and scaly. This is the hand of an elderly dentist who long ago took many X-rays without protecting his hand. He has lost his long finger to squamous cell carcinoma.