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Marjolin’s Ulcers Arising in Burn Scars

Ozek, Cuneyt MD; Cankayali, Ruhi MD; Bilkay, Ufuk MD; Guner, Ulvi MD; Gundogan, Hakan MD; Songur, Ecmel MD; Akin, Yalcin MD; Cagdas, Arman MD

Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation: November/December 2001 - Volume 22 - Issue 6 - pp 384-389
Original Articles

Epidermoid carcinoma in nonhealing scar tissue, known as Marjolin’s ulcer, is not uncommon and is thought to behave in a more aggressive fashion than those from other causes. Between 1982 and 1997, 56 patients with Marjolin’s ulcer were treated at our center, Ege University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey. All lesions were secondary to various kinds of burns. Forty of these patients could be followed up 5 years or more. These 40 patients’ medical records were reviewed retrospectively.

Izmir, Turkey

From the Division of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, Ege University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey.

Reprint requests: Dr. Cuneyt Ozek, Ege Universitesi Hastanesi, Plastik Cerrahi ABD, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.