Squamous cell carcinoma of the hallux

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2000 Jun;90(6):309-12. doi: 10.7547/87507315-90-6-309.


This article reports on a case of malignant degeneration of a hallux nail bed ulcer of 30 years' duration. Histologically, this lesion was determined to be a squamous cell carcinoma, a type of lesion that is also known as Marjolin's ulcer. The diagnosis, histologic findings, and treatment of patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell* / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell* / surgery
  • Chronic Disease
  • Foot Diseases* / pathology
  • Foot Diseases* / surgery
  • Hallux* / pathology
  • Hallux* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nail Diseases / pathology
  • Ulcer / pathology