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Marjolin's ulcer: Sequelae of mismanaged chronic cutaneous ulcers.
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PMID:  20729647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study was to evaluate the current pattern and risk factors of Marjolin's ulcer in the authors' setting. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one patients with histological diagnosis of skin malignancy at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. METHODS: Presented are patients with histologic diagnosis of Marjolin's seen in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria from January 2007 through December 2007. RESULTS: Five patients (3 men and 2 women) with Marjolin's ulcer whose ages ranged from 32 to 70 years (mean 46.6 years) accounted for 45.5% of squamous cell carcinoma. All the patients suffered traumatic injuries (4 lower limb injuries from road traffic accidents and 1 puncture wound of the upper limb) and the latency was 21.4 years. CONCLUSIONS: Chronic trauma-induced limb ulceration is the leading risk factor for Marjolin's ulcer. Health education, early detection, and proper management of chronic wounds would improve outcome.
Maurice E Asuquo; Ikpeme A Ikpeme; Godwin Ebughe; Ekpo E Bassey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in skin & wound care     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1538-8654     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Skin Wound Care     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-23     Completed Date:  2010-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100911021     Medline TA:  Adv Skin Wound Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Arm Injuries / complications
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / etiology
Chronic Disease
Leg Injuries / complications
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Post-Traumatic / etiology*,  therapy
Risk Factors
Skin / injuries*,  pathology
Skin Neoplasms / etiology*,  pathology
Skin Ulcer / complications*,  pathology,  therapy*
Treatment Failure

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