Section 50
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Marjolin's ulcer of the scalp invading calvarial bone, dura and brain

Gupta, S.K.; Sandhir, R.K.; Jaiswal, A.K.; Kumar, S.

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 12(6): 693-696


ISSN/ISBN: 0967-5868
PMID: 16098754
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2004.08.030
Accession: 049531960

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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