Issue: 2017 > July > case report

A fatal case of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in a patient with myositis ossificans traumatica

I.N. Vlasveld, H. Scheper, J. Stalenhoef, J.M. Baas, J. van Dissel
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Myositis ossificans traumatica is a rare disease associated with chronic wounds and fistulae. Chronic ulcers, fistulae and wounds can transform into squamous cell carcinoma, the so-called Marjolin’s ulcer. We describe a rapid, progressive and fulminant course of a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma arising from a chronic wound in a patient with myositis ossificans traumatica.