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Malignant transformation of a non-healing traumatic wound on the lower extremity: A case report

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OBJECTIVE: Malignant transformation of chronic non-healing wounds is often overlooked. If a chronic wound fails to heal, or if there are changes in the characteristics of a wound, a biopsy should be performed.

METHODS: This case is presented in line with SCARE guidelines.

PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a man with a non-healing traumatic wound over two years in which a basal cell carcinoma was diagnosed by biopsy. The basal cell carcinoma was radically excised and the defect was closed using a split thickness skin transplant.

DISCUSSION: The term Marjolin's ulcer, pathophysiology and recommended treatment.

CONCLUSION: Delayed diagnosis of malignancy in chronic wounds can lead to a worsened prognosis and therefore it is important to exclude a malignant aetiology. Malignant transformation of chronic wounds is not common but Marjolin's ulcer should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume53
Pages (from-to)468-470
Number of pages3
ISSN2210-2612
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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