Ulcerating Lichen Planopilaris – Successful Treatment by Surgery


  • Uwe Wollina Städtisches Klinikum Dresden - Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Dresden, Sachsen
  • Birgit Heinig Städtisches Klinikum Dresden - Center of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Dresden
  • André Koch Städtisches Klinikum Dresden - Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Dresden
  • Andreas Nowak Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany - Department of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine & Pain Management, Dresden
  • Georgi Tchernev Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior, Sofia; Onkoderma, Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia
  • Katlein França Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Torello Lotti University of Rome G. Marconi, Institute of Dermatology, Rome 00186




Lichen planus, Lichen planopilaris, Scalp ulceration, Surgery, Combined tissue advancement and extension


Lichen planus is a T-cell mediated autoimmune disorder affecting the skin and mucous membranes. Ulcerating lichen planus is uncommon mostly on oral and genital mucosa but not skin. Lichen planopilaris, however, is a subtype of lichen planus affection hair follicles and leading to permanent scarring alopecia. We report a case of lichen planopilaris of the scalp with multiple alopecic patches ulceration – a hitherto unreported clinical feature. The patient was treated surgically, and the defect could be closed by combined tissue advancement and extension.


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Wollina U, Heinig B, Koch A, Nowak A, Tchernev G, França K, Lotti T. Ulcerating Lichen Planopilaris – Successful Treatment by Surgery. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2018 Jan. 10 [cited 2021 Apr. 11];6(1):96-8. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.029

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