Year : 2016  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-68

Florid pseudoepitheliomatous transformation in a chronic pressure ulcer

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Orthopaedic Hospital Dala, Kano, Nigeria

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Dafiewhare O Rex
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Kano
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DOI: 10.4103/0794-9316.202441

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The case is reported of a florid manifestation of pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia in a chronic recurrent right ischial pressure ulcer of 26 years duration in a 60-year-old man with post-traumatic parapereisis. The peculiar characteristics seen were an incidental finding at surgery. Associated left ischial and sacral ulcers did not have these changes. Histological diagnosis of a benign lesion was at variance with a high clinical suspicion of malignant transformation based on the morphological appearance and chronicity. He had ulcer excision and primary flap cover. He was carefully followed up for 4 years and has been without recurrence or disease progression after excision and primary flap cover.

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