ANGIOSARCOMA OCCURRING WITH CHRONIC OSTEOMYELITIS AND RESIDUAL FOREIGN MATERIAL: CASE REPORT OF A LATE WORLD WAR II WOUND COMPLICATION
Article first published online: 21 JAN 2008
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Volume 67, Issue 8, pages 576–578, August 1997
How to Cite
Schneider, T., Renney, J. and Hayman, J. (1997), ANGIOSARCOMA OCCURRING WITH CHRONIC OSTEOMYELITIS AND RESIDUAL FOREIGN MATERIAL: CASE REPORT OF A LATE WORLD WAR II WOUND COMPLICATION. Aust. N.Z. J. Surg., 67: 576–578. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1997.tb02045.x
- Issue published online: 21 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 21 JAN 2008
- Accepted for publication 26 July 1995.
- foreign body reaction;
- war veteran.
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.