J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2012 Dec;47(6):457-462. 10.4055/jkoa.2012.47.6.457.

Metal Associated Angiosarcoma of the Distal Femur

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gwangju Veterans Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. chm12282hanmail.net

Abstract

Malignant vascular tumors (angiosarcoma) of bone are rare and represent a less than 1% of malignant bone tumors. The authors report a case of a patient with angiosarcoma misdiagnosed as infection, which developed adjacent to a stainless steel intra-medullary nail used for fixation of a femur fracture.

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hemangiosarcoma; bone neoplasms; intramedullary nailing
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