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Marjolin ulcer arising within hidradenitis: a case report and literature review

Katz, R.D.; Goldberg, N.H.

Annals of Plastic Surgery 62(2): 173-174


ISSN/ISBN: 0148-7043
PMID: 19158529
DOI: 10.1097/sap.0b013e31817d87b3
Accession: 054259985

This is a report of a patient with squamous cell carcinoma discovered in a bed of longstanding (>20 years) hidradenitis suppurativa. A literature search demonstrates this to be an entity with potentially devastating sequelae if not expediently diagnosed and treated. In light of the possibility of malignant transformation, the hidradenitis specimen and any suspicious lesions in proximity should be sent to pathology for thorough assessment.

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