Cutaneous Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of non-melanotic skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma (BCC). It is a well-known complication of DLE and usually favours the depigmented lesions located over sun-exposed areas. The clinical course of this complication may be aggressive, with a high risk of mortality. Literature describes numerous case reports of SCC complicating the lesions of DLE but mutilating SCC is rarely mentioned. Here in, we report a rare case of mutilating squamous cell carcinoma arising in an early (2 years duration) lesion of DLE.
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