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Saree-cancer a case report

Authors:Ashok Sundarrao Kamble, Sanjay Gokhale
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(2): 1540-1541  |  PDF File


ABSTRACT: Skin malignancy e.g. squamous cell carcinoma is commonest among all carciciomas in our Indian subcontinent. SAREE is a traditional Indian costume wore by rich, poor, urban or rural masses. This costume fitted tightly along waist-line causes persistant irritation and eczems like chronic dermatosis is this area. Waist dermatoses due to Saree can rarely present as malignancy. Hence this case is reported as a rare case of malignancy arising from dermatosis. Sixty five years old elderly tribal women presented here with ulcerated growth like lesion on Lt. side of waist [Fig:1] which local doctors treated for one long year but without relief. On clinical examination it was a classic case a SCC (Squamous cell carcinoma) with everted margins and indurated base. Superficial inguinal nodes enlarged, tender and these responed of to antibiotics. This patient was subjected to wide local excision plus skin grafting. Patient was followed up for 4 yrs without local recurrence.