Carcinoma Arising in an Amputation Stump

Karakozis, Stavros; Stamou, Sotiris C.; He, Ping; Smookler, Barry; Caceres, Manuel
May 2001
American Surgeon;May2001, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p495
Academic Journal
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.


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