Basal cell carcinoma arising from surgical scars: A case and review of the literature

OZYAZGAN İ. , Kontas O.

DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY, vol.25, no.12, pp.965-968, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1524-4725.1999.99192.x
  • Title of Journal : DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.965-968


BACKGROUND. Scar malignancies are generally known as Marjolin's ulcer and the majority of them are epidermoid carcinomas. In addition to epidermoid carcinomas, Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) also can grow in various scars. Basal cell carcinoma cases developing in surgical scars are extremely rare; only 5 cases have been encountered in available English literature.