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Marjolin's ulcer of the scalp invading calvarial bone, dura and brain.

Authors
  • Gupta, Sanjeev K
  • Sandhir, R K
  • Jaiswal, Awadhesh K
  • Kumar, Sushil
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2005
Volume
12
Issue
6
Pages
693–696
Identifiers
PMID: 16098754
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A Marjolin's ulcer arising in a chronic scalp scar is reported. Malignant transformation occurred after four decades. The tumour had invaded the skull, dura mater and underlying brain tissue. This case illustrates the importance of appropriate and expeditious initial wound management of scar ulcers with high malignant potential to prevent this devastating outcome and also the role of reconstructive surgical techniques in radical surgery for scalp cancers.

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