Recurrent verrucous carcinoma of the foot: A case report

Jayabal Pandiaraja, Selvaraju Uthayam


Verrucous carcinoma is an uncommon, locally invasive and slow growing squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and mucous membrane. The proposed causative agent for verrucous carcinoma is human papillomavirus (HPV). It has low metastatic potential compared to squamous cell carcinoma. This is a report of a 75-year-old male admitted with history of growth over the forefoot. Histopathological examinations confirmed verrucous carcinoma and the patient underwent forefoot amputation with 2 cm clear surgical margin. During the 4th month of follow-up, the patient developed a lesion at the post-operative site which was proven as a recurrence. Even though it carried low metastatic potential, it needed repeated resection or amputation because of high local recurrence.



forefoot; recurrences; amputation

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