Squamous Cell Carcinoma With Chronic Osteomyelitis: A Case Report

Spencer J. Monaco, Kyle Pearson, Dane K. Wukich

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Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common human malignancies; however, it is uncommon in the lower extremity. These lesions require prompt surgical attention and a delay in diagnosis can be harmful to the patient. We present a case report of squamous cell carcinoma with chronic osteomyelitis in a patient without diabetes. Definitive treatment included a transtibial amputation and metastatic workup was negative for active malignancy. Surgeons who treat chronic wounds should be cognizant of the potential for malignant degeneration. Level of Evidence: Therapeutic, Level IV: Case report

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
JournalFoot and Ankle Specialist
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • amputation and limb salvage
  • bone
  • diagnostic and therapeutic techniques
  • nonhealing ulcer
  • osteomyelitis
  • wound care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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