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Title: Angiosarcoma occurring with chronic osteomyelitis and residual foreign material: case report of a late World War II wound complication.
Austin Authors: Schneider, T;Renney, J;Hayman, J
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Aug-1997
Publication information: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery; 67(8): 576-8
Abstract: The case is reported of a World War II veteran who developed an angiosarcoma at the site of wounding 46 years previously. The wound was complicated by retained foreign material and chronic infection involving bone. The patient died, 6 weeks after tumour diagnosis, from a complication of the disease. There is slight but definite risk of tumour development in association with retained foreign material. This risk may be greater in older patients who have retained this foreign material for long periods and where the presence of the material is complicated by chronic infection.
Gov't Doc #: 9287932
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Bone Neoplasms.etiology
Chronic Disease
Foreign-Body Reaction.complications
Tibial Fractures.etiology
Wounds and Injuries.complications
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