Pagetoid reticulosis: A case report and review of the literature Review uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Lip Neoplasms
  • Lymphatic Diseases


  • The histologic finding of a pagetoid epidermotropic growth pattern is associated with a variety of conditions that range from reactive to neoplastic in nature. Included among these conditions is the uncommon skin disorder pagetoid reticulosis. Pagetoid reticulosis may present clinically as a solitary, indolent plaque-like lesion. Conversely, it may manifest as a more generalized clinically aggressive disease. The generalized form may develop into systemic lymphoma, leading to severe morbidity and death. We present a case of pagetoid reticulosis of the perioral region, a rare anatomic site for this condition. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical findings were consistent with a diagnosis of isolated pagetoid reticulosis. This review discusses the nature of pagetoid reticulosis and addresses past and current concepts regarding the condition.

publication date

  • March 2003



  • Review



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/moe.2003.3

PubMed ID

  • 12627103

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 318

end page

  • 23


  • 95


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