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Two case studies of Marjolin's ulcers in patients referred for management of chronic pressure ulcers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12510472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The term "Marjolin's ulcer" is often used to describe the formation of neoplastic changes in the scar tissue of chronic ulcers. This type of carcinoma is most often seen in postburn scars, but it may be seen in many types of chronic wound scars. The most common cell type is squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinomas resulting from Marjolin's ulcers have a much greater tendency to metastasize than squamous cell carcinomas arising from other causes, which makes early diagnosis imperative. The 2 case studies in this article describe Marjolin's ulcers occurring in chronic pressure ulcers, which should alert the clinician to the possibility of malignancy in any long-standing wound with an atypical presentation.
Catherine R Ratliff
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1071-5754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-03     Completed Date:  2003-03-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435679     Medline TA:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-8     Citation Subset:  N    
WOC Department, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / etiology,  pathology
Meningomyelocele / complications
Middle Aged
Pressure Ulcer / complications*
Skin Neoplasms / etiology*,  pathology

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