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Squamous cell carcinoma arising in chronic osteomyelitis

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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a rare but well-documented complication of chronic osteomyelitis. Between February 1991 and March 1999, 13 cases (12 men and one woman) of SCC arising in chronic osteomyelitis were diagnosed and treated in our clinic. Mean age was 56.5 (38–70) years. Twelve patients underwent amputation and one underwent limb salvage. Average follow-up was 56 (24–121) months. Among the 13 patients two died of the disease. Treatment of choice for these tumours has been amputation.

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Carcinome cellulaire squameux est une complication d'ostéomyélite, peu fréquente, mais bien connue. Entre le février 91–mars 99, dans notre clinique, nous ont constate 13 malades (12 hommes et 1 femme) a qui nous ont vu la maladie développe a la base d'ostéomyélite chronique. L'age moyen était 56.5. (38–70) 12 malades ont subi une amputation et dans l'autre l'extrémité a été gardée. La surveillance a duré à peu près 56 (24–121) mois. Parmi ces 13 malades seulement deux sont morts. Pour ces tumeurs on peut dire que l'amputation est la méthode la plus efficace.

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Sağlik, Y., Arikan, M., Altay, M. et al. Squamous cell carcinoma arising in chronic osteomyelitis. International Orthopaedics (SICOT) 25, 389–391 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s002640100280

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