• Vol. 42 No. 3, 153–154
  • 15 March 2013

Acute Marjolin’s Ulcer: A Forgotten Entity



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Marjolin’s ulcers are malignancies that arise from areas of chronic irritation or injury that undergo malignant transformation after a period of many years. Such lesions are predominantly squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and have long been associated with burn scars. Here we describe an unusual case of Marjolin’s ulcer that developed only 3 months following a complication arising from a tooth extraction. The aetiology of an acute Marjolin’s ulcer is discussed.

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