MARJOLIN'S ULCER

By Gary M. White, MD


Marjolin's Ulcer is the development of a squamous cell carcinoma in a long-standing scar.

Clinical

A nodular, exophitic mass or ulcer is characteristic. However, any change or growth in a long-standing scar should be biopsied.

Treatment

Surgical excision with clear margins is needed.

References

A 58-year-old lady developed an ulcerative and exophytic mass from a 10 year old burn scar over the back. Marjolin's ulcer: A rare report. Indian Dermatol Online J 2014;5, Suppl S1:50-1

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