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

Saree cancer: A diagnosis!


Dakshayani S Nirhale, Mohit Bhatia, Virendra S Athavale, Murtuza Calcuttawala 
 Department of General Surgery, Padamashree Dr. Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohit Bhatia
Department of General Surgery, Padamashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune - 411018
India

Saree cancer is a type of skin cancer that occurs along the waistline of Indian women wearing the traditional costume of «SQ»saree«SQ». 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 - «SQ»dhoti cancer«SQ» in 1945. Persistent and long term use results in chronic friction/irritation in the region of waist which in term leads to waist-dermatosis.


How to cite this article:
Nirhale DS, Bhatia M, Athavale VS, Calcuttawala M. Saree cancer: A diagnosis!.Arch Med Health Sci 2015;3:121-123


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Nirhale DS, Bhatia M, Athavale VS, Calcuttawala M. Saree cancer: A diagnosis!. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2023 Feb 7 ];3:121-123
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