Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type: Case Report(s)



Marjolin's ulcer following frostbite is a rare occurrence. Our review of literature revealed that only 23 cases have been reported. In most instances heel is involved and the most common associated malignancy is squamous cell carcinoma.We present a 69-year-old male patient with squamous cell carcinoma arising over a frostbite scar in heel 45 years after cold injury. This case is unique with respect to the treatment modality performed: resection of tumor with free margins and reconstruction with pedicled reverse sural flap with good result and no evidence of recurrence during the follow up period.