/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Classic and hypertrophic vulvar lichen planus /manager/Repository/uon:37812 Tue 04 May 2021 10:05:44 AEST ]]> Clinicopathologic diagnostic criteria for vulvar lichen planus /manager/Repository/uon:37811 a) a well-demarcated, glazed red macule or patch at labia minora, vestibule, and/or vagina, (b) disease affects hairless skin, mucocutaneous junction, and/or nonkeratinized squamous epithelium, (c) evidence of basal layer damage, categorized as degenerative or regenerative, (d) a closely applied band-like lymphocytic infiltrate, and (e) absent subepithelial sclerosis. The clinicopathologic diagnoses of classic and hypertrophic LP each require a characteristic clinical appearance accompanied by hyperkeratosis, hypergranulosis, acanthosis, basal layer degeneration, a closely applied lymphocytic infiltrate, and absent dermal sclerosis, with hypertrophic LP showing marked epithelial abnormality compared with classic LP. Conclusions: Clinicopathological correlation yields the most reliable diagnosis of vulvar LP. Disease appearance overlaps with other physiologic, dermatologic, infectious, and neoplastic entities; a low threshold for biopsy at all morphologically distinct areas is recommended. Use of the histopathologic criteria described in this document may reduce the nondiagnostic biopsy rate for clinically diagnosed LP.]]> Tue 04 May 2021 10:05:19 AEST ]]>