Malignant fibrous histiocytoma developing in bone 44 years after shrapnel trauma



Tumors induced by foreign bodies are uncommon in humans, but they are a relatively common occurrence in some experimental animals. the development of sarcoma in association with metallic foreign bodies has rarely been reported. the development of a malignant fibrous histiocytoma in a 65-year-old man 44 years after shrapnel fragments lodged in his left arm is described. the literature regarding metallic foreign body-induced cancer in humans is reviewed.