Published in Cancer Weekly, March 28th, 2006
According to recent research from Greece, "Marjolin ulcers are malignant neoplasia developing in chronic open wounds and pathological scars. A definitive diagnosis is made by histological examination of permanent sections. Frozen section biopsy has been widely used for intraoperative diagnosis and evaluation of surgical excision safety margins."
"This preliminary study aims to discuss the reliability of a simpler and faster method - intraoperative cytology - in the diagnosis of Marjolin ulcers. Touch or scrape smears of 76 Marjolin ulcers from 22 patients were assessed, and...
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