Section 6
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Marjolin's ulcer complicating a pressure ulcer: case report and literature review

Berkwits, L.; Yarkony, G.M.; Lewis, V.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 67(11): 831-833


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-9993
PMID: 3778183
Accession: 005853708

Fifteen years after spinal cord injury and 14 years after development of a sacral pressure ulcer in a paraplegic man, a squamous cell carcinoma was found on biopsy during surgical reconstruction of the pressure ulcer. The patient refused the extensive surgery necessary to remove the infiltrating tumor, and the wound was closed with a latissimus dorsi flap. Pressure ulcers reamin a problem in spinal cord injured and other disabled patients.

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