Dermatology pp 1012-1017 | Cite as


  • Otto Braun-Falco
  • Gerd Plewig
  • Helmut H. Wolff
  • Richard K. Winkelmann


The term pseudocanceroses covers a variety of diseases that can be difficult to distinguish from true carcinomas not only clinically but also histologically. However, pseudocanceroses may not only be similar to squamous cell carcinomas but are also capable of giving rise to the latter. Therefore pseudocanceroses are also precanceroses. The histological substrate is that of a pseudocarcinomatous epithelial hyperplasia with inflammation. The following diseases are so-called pseudocanceroses:
  • Papillomatosis cutis carcinoides

  • Florid oral papillomatosis

  • Epithelioma cuniculatum

  • Condyloma acuminatum giganteum

  • Keratoacanthoma


Buschke-Löwenstein tumor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Braun-Falco
    • 1
  • Gerd Plewig
    • 2
  • Helmut H. Wolff
    • 3
  • Richard K. Winkelmann
    • 4
  1. 1.Dermatologische Klinik und PoliklinikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Hautklinik der Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Klinik für Dermatologie und VenerologieMedizinischen Universität zu LübeckLübeck 1Federal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Dermatology — Dermatopathology, Mayo ClinicMayo Medical SchoolRochesterUSA

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