Plantar Verrucous Carcinoma Treated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery
January 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 1 | Case Reports | 68 | Copyright © January 2006
Ronen Alkalay MD, Joseph Alcalay MD, Joseph Shiri MD
Background: Verrucous carcinoma of the foot is a slow-growing tumor that is capable of causing vast local destruction. It is
a rare tumor and is frequently misdiagnosed as a plantar wart.
Objective: To describe a patient with verrucous carcinoma of the foot treated by Mohs micrographic surgery and give a
review of the literature.
Results: A 43-year-old male with plantar verrucous carcinoma was successfully treated with Mohs micrographic surgery.
Conclusion: Early diagnosis of verrucous carcinoma of the foot and treatment with Mohs micrographic surgery may prevent
amputation of the foot.