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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 121-123

Saree cancer: A diagnosis!


Department of General Surgery, Padamashree Dr. Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Mohit Bhatia
Department of General Surgery, Padamashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune - 411018
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.154962

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Saree cancer is a type of skin cancer that occurs along the waistline of Indian women wearing the traditional costume of 'saree'. The incidence of malignancy in scar tissues is 0.1-2.5%. Highly hypopigmented and thickened scars are more likely to progress into malignant lesions. Khanolkar and Suryabai described a new type of skin cancer - 'dhoti cancer' in 1945. Persistent and long term use results in chronic friction/irritation in the region of waist which in term leads to waist-dermatosis.


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