A Case Of Marjolin Ulcer
A 62 year old male presented with a history of a chronic wound around the pelvis 20 years ago. He presented with a non-healing ulcer in the left lower abdomen since the past one year. Patient was diabetic which was well under control with oral medications. He reported no history of coronary artery disease or peripheral vascular disease.Appearance of the ulcer, which on closer examination revealed margin that was rolled out and everted at some places and flat in others. A nodular lesion developed over its margin. Ulcer proliferative or cancerous growth was visible, indicating that the chronic wound ulcer underwent malignant transformation. It was slightly tender on palpitation and the surrounding skin was depigmented. Histological examination from the biopsy performed was consistent with squamous cell carcinoma. The case is being presented because of its rarity.