Document Type : Case Report



Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin is one of the mostcommon non melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), along withbasal cell carcinoma (BCC). Besides ultraviolet radiation,exposure to industrial agents, ionizing radiation, and areas ofchronic inflammation are associated with the development ofSCC. Squamous cell carcinoma may also be associated withforeign bodies. We report a rare case of cutaneous SCC in anelderly Kashmiri female, which was developed subsequent to asubcutaneous non metallic foreign body and was successfullyexcised with negative margins and transposition flap closure.