Anogenital squamous cell carcinoma

DermNet New Zealand Editor in Chief: Hon A/Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand. Copy Editors: Maria McGivern/Gus Mitchell, September 2017

Anogenital squamous cell carcinoma
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Invasive squamous cell carcinoma

Invasive anogenital squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is mainly classified according to the primary site. Classifications include;

  • Penile squamous cell carcinoma
    • Verrucous squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the scrotum
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva
    • Verrucous squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina
  • Anal carcinoma, including squamous cell carcinoma of the anal margin. 

Intraepithelial squamous cell carcinoma

Intraepithelial squamous cell carcinoma associated with human papillomavirus infection is known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). The types include:

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