Marjolin's ulcer--a near forgotten entity

Tan, B.C. and Horton, T.C. and Ahmad, T.S. (2006) Marjolin's ulcer--a near forgotten entity. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61 (A). pp. 91-93. ISSN 0300-5283,

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We report a case of a 55-year-old man who presented with a 6-month history of a fungating ulcer on the right hand at the site of a previously healed ulcer that had been present for 40 years. Histopathological examination of four-quadrant biopsy specimens showed a moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). A transradiocarpal amputation with stump closure using radial flap was performed as it was not possible to achieve a functionally and cosmetically acceptable hand after a wide excision with 2 cm tumour-free margin. It is our intention to highlight this rare condition as reminder to consider this entity as a differential diagnosis of chronic non-healing skin ulcer.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orthopaedic Surgery; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/etiology
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Nor Izzati Ab Razak
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 00:40
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 04:15

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