TITLE

Carcinoma Arising in an Amputation Stump

AUTHOR(S)
Karakozis, Stavros; Stamou, Sotiris C.; He, Ping; Smookler, Barry; Caceres, Manuel
PUB. DATE
May 2001
SOURCE
American Surgeon;May2001, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p495
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We describe a 62-year-old diabetic man who presented with squamous cell carcinoma on his right thigh amputation stump 52 years after the procedure. The potential relationship of the chronic irritation by the artificial leg and the malignant transformation of the healing scar as well as optimal treatment options of scar-tissue carcinomas are reviewed.
ACCESSION #
5177288

 

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