A Rare Case of Invasive Keratinizing Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Foot

In general, there are three major types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common primary skin cancer amongst these, and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the second most common skin cancer. Sun-exposed areas are the most common site and mainly affect Caucasians. cSCC involving the lower leg and anogenital region have been more commonly associated with dark skin. It is of utmost importance to regularly monitor chronic wounds. The conversion from an ulcer to malignancy is usually a slow process and the exact pathogenesis is yet to be definitively known. It was Marjolin who, in 1827, first reported this process when he noted a malignant change in a chronic ulceration. cSCC is the most common secondary skin cancer noted to arise in chronic wounds, burn scars, trauma, and following radio necrosis … read more