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Paget's extramammary disease

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A rare, malign cancer of the skin involving the same cells as the nipple disease. It is characterised by a plaque with a definite margin found in the anogenital area and in the axillae. Some cases are believed to be familial, transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait.


  • E. B. Helwig, F. N. Graham:
    Anocogenital (extramammary Paget’s disease).
    Cancer, Philadelphia, 1963, 16: 387-403.
  • P. G. Kuehn, et al:
    Familial occurrence of extramammary Paget’s disease.
    Cancer, Philadelphia, 1973, 31: 145-148.

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