Squamous cell carcinoma complicating chronic venous leg ulceration: a study of the histopathology, course and survival in 25 patients.

@article{Baldursson1999SquamousCC,
  title={Squamous cell carcinoma complicating chronic venous leg ulceration: a study of the histopathology, course and survival in 25 patients.},
  author={B. T. Baldursson and Marianne Hedblad and H. Beitner and Bernt Lindel{\"o}f},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={140 6},
  pages={1148-52}
}
We have studied 25 cases of squamous cell carcinoma in chronic venous leg ulcers. Twenty-three of the patients were dead and two were alive. The mean age at cancer diagnosis was 78.5 years. The median survival was 1 year. Eleven tumours were well-differentiated, 10 moderately and four poorly. All patients with a poorly differentiated tumour died within a year. Metastases were certain in eight cases. The disease was lethal in 10 cases which included all poorly differentiated tumours. The… CONTINUE READING

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