S-Space College of Dentistry/School of Dentistry (치과대학/치의학대학원) Dental Research Institute (치학연구소) Journal Papers (저널논문_치학연구소)
Proper management of suspicious actinic cheilitis
- Kim, Soung Min; Myoung, Hoon; Eo, Mi Young; Cho, Yun Ju; Lee, Suk Keun
- Issue Date
- Springer Open
- Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 41(1):15
- Actinic cheilitis (AC); Cytokeratin immunostaining; Epimyoepithelial carcinoma (EC); Lip cancer; Minor salivary gland (MSG)
Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a variant of actinic keratosis which is known to be a premalignant condition that could develop into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Epimyoepithelial carcinoma (EC) is a very rare salivary gland (SG) neoplasm that has classical biphasic histologic findings of small tubules and glandular lumina surrounded by clear myoepithelial cells.
We report a very rare case of AC occurring on the lower lip of a 70-year-old woman, which is developing to the EC later.
Diverse appearances of AC include edematous reddish in the acute stage and grey-whitish or dried hyperkeratotic wrinkled lesions in the chronic stage for several months or even years. Accurate treatment of AC in its initial stage could be recommended to avoid further malignant transformation; proper management of clinically suspicious AC is suggested.