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Pekarek B, Buck S, Osher L, et al.
The journal of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists. Date of publication 2011 Sep 1;volume 3(3):60-4.
1. J Am Col Certif Wound Spec. 2011 Sep;3(3):60-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcws.2012.04.001. A Comprehensive Review on Marjolin's Ulcers: Diagnosis and Treatment. Pekarek B(1), Buck S(1), Osher L(1). Author information: (1)Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, OH 44685, USA. Despite the misnomer, Marjolin's ulcers really reflect malignant degeneration arising within a pre-existing cicatrix or scar. In most instances, biopsied lesions demonstrate well-differentiated squamous cell tumors, although other epidermoid lesions are occasionally encountered. The lesions are rare and are most commonly found in the lower extremity, especially the heel and plantar foot. In light of the close association of these lesions with scarred tissues associated with various chronic lower-extremity wounds, those involved in health care delivery to these patients must be aware of Marjolin's ulcer, its manifestations and potential ramifications. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcws.2012.04.001 PMCID: PMC3601857 PMID: 24525526
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