Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Background of Chronic Lymphedema Secondary to Filariasis: A Rare Entity

Sanjeev Kumar, Shefali Gautam, Sanchit Mittal, Anand Kumar Mishra
2013 Journal of Case Reports  
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) Conflict of interest: None declared | Source of funding: Nil | DOI: http://dx. Abstract: Filariasis, a parasitic infection caused by Wuchereria brancrofti, is common in Northern India and most common cause of secondary lymphedema. Dreaded complication of chronic lymphedema is lymphangiosarcoma. In our case, prolonged standing elephantiasis for about 2
more » ... es leads to development of squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma is a potentially lethal entity and awareness of association can lead to early intervention. We will discuss the management and possible pathogenesis of this unusual case.
doi:10.17659/01.2013.0107 fatcat:evmypdxr45hkffas6wqpqffzuy