Synchronous appearance of keratoacanthomas in burn scar and skin graft donor site shortly after injury

Gabriel Tamir*, Sara Morgenstern, Dan Ben-Amitay, Eli Okon, Daniel J. Hauben

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Abstract

Skin malignancies can originate in burn scars (Marjolin's ulcer). The most common is squamous cell carcinoma, usually appearing years after injury. Split-thickness skin graft donor sites as a source of malignant transformation are far less frequent and demonstrate a shorter interval between surgery and tumor onset. Keratoacanthomas have rarely been reported to arise in such scars. We describe the simultaneous occurrence of keratoacanthomas on a spontaneously healed second-degree burn on the flank and in the scar of a skin graft donor site on the thigh, 4 months after a 40% total body surface area burn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-871
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume40
Issue number5 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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