MARJOLINS ULCER - A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Dr. Cliffin Mathai Kattoor, Dr. Abhinav Kumar and Dr. Akansha Singh*
Marjolin's ulcer is a malignant lesion which develops in a burn scar or other chronic inflammatory pathologies. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most frequent malignancy identified, although other cell types have been described (e.g basal cell carcinoma). Lesions are aggressive and carry a poor prognosis with a high rate of recurrence. Prevention with proper burn wound management and early recognition of malignant conversion followed by surgical resection, if possible, are of the utmost importance. Here we report a case of a long standing burn scar undergoing malignant transformation to form a Marjolin's ulcer.
Keywords: Marjolins ulcer, Squamous cell carcinoma.
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