Marjolin's ulcer: A case report and literature review
- Ju Tian
- Ji-Ping Zou
- Xiao-Fei Xiang
- Jian-Bing Tang
- Biao Cheng
Affiliations: Department of Plastic Surgery, Zhongshan City People's Hospital, Zhongshan, Guangdong 528400, P.R. China, Department of Plastic Surgery, General Hospital of Southern Theater Command, PLA, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510010, P.R. China
- Published online on: November 30, 2020 https://doi.org/10.3892/wasj.2020.76
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There is currently no agreed standard for the definition, classification, etiology, pathological type, location, treatment and prognosis of Marjolin's ulcer (MU). The present study report a case of a 50‑year‑old male with inguinal lymph node and bone metastases from an MU on a burn scar on the left lower extremity. The patient carried this scar since he was 1 year old and had a chronic scar ulcer ever since. A histopathological examination of the inguinal lymph nodes and the ulcer demonstrated well‑differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. Extensive resection was performed; however, the tumor eventually led to bone metastasis in the tibia. A more thorough second surgical resection that included the regional lymph nodes was more effective as the tumor did not recur. The present case report is complemented by presenting a review of the relevant literature, with an aim of aiding in the development of a preliminary clinical path for MU.