36 years old, day labor Monirul Islam of Village, Shig Habail, P.O. Alashin, Tangail, Bangladesh had his surgery for Marjolin ulcer at the doseim of the right foot. He was admitted on Nurture Hospital on 8/20/10. And after his surgery and successful skin grafting, he was discharged from the hospital on 8/31/2010. His Surgeon was Prof.Panna Lal Shah and Anesthesiologist, Dr. Kawsar Ahmed. Successful operation and with well taken grafting. The funding of the surgery was provided by the nonprofit organization, Touching Souls International.
A Marjolin Ulcer is a cancerous formation that arises from an old burn wound, scar, or chronic wound. It is a form of squamous cell carcinoma. The cancer is not as common as basal cell skin cancer, it usually occurs in people over the age of 60, and it is more predominant in males than females. A Marjolin Ulcer is characterized by the development of a dark, reddish brown growth which begins as tiny nodules but increases and forms a circular like ulcer.
The size of the skin cancer growth determines what kind of treatment the doctor uses for your Marjolin Ulcer. The doctor may be able to remove the Marjolin Ulcer with a form of liquid nitrogen, which allows the doctor to freeze the skin cells for their removal. Sometimes surgery is required for the removal of the cancerous tissue, and laser therapy might be offered to burn off cancerous tissue forming a Marjolin Ulcer.
For the treatment of Marjolin’s ulcer, wide local excision with a margin of at least one centimeter of healthy tissue should be performed. Amputation is indicated when wide local excision is not possible due to deep invasion, bone or joint involvement, infection, or hemorrhage, or when excision would cause major functional disability. Regional lymph node dissection is indicated when nodes are palpable.
Monirul was suffering from his Marjolin Ulcer for many months. Surgical treatment was the only option for his condition, which he could never afford it. After getting his surgery with the financial help of Touching Souls International, he is very grateful to this nonprofit organization for their philanthropy.