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.