Marjolin ulcer

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Mar·jo·lin ul·cer

(mahr-zhō-lan'),
well-differentiated but aggressive squamous cell carcinoma occurring in cicatricial tissue at the epidermal edge of a sinus draining underlying osteomyelitis.

Marjolin ulcer

A highly aggressive squamous cell carcinoma that arises in a region of the skin previously traumatised (e.g., by full-thickness burns and radiation therapy), and less commonly by venous ulcers and osteomyelitis. It is more common in the legs and generally has a poor prognosis.

Mar·jo·lin ul·cer

(mahr-zhō-lan[h]' ul-sĕr')
Well-differentiated but aggressive squamous cell carcinoma occurring in cicatricial tissue at the epidermal edge of a sinus draining underlying osteomyelitis.

Marjolin,

Jean Nicolas, French physician, 1780-1850.
Marjolin syndrome - Synonym(s): Marjolin ulcer
Marjolin ulcer - well-differentiated but aggressive squamous cell carcinoma occurring in cicatricial tissue at the epidermal edge of a sinus draining underlying osteomyelitis. Synonym(s): epidermoid ulcer; Marjolin syndrome