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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 1024-297X
Vol. 12, No. 2, 2007, pp. 92-94
Bioline Code: js07047
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2007, pp. 92-94

 en Pathological Fracture Complicating Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report.
Oburu, E. & Kimani, Mwangi


We report the case of a 65 year old female presenting with a 5 year history of a chronic ulcer with episodes of resolution and recurrence on the right leg. The radiograph of this patient showed a pathological fracture of the right tibia. The biopsy showed a differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. Malignant transformation of an ulcer is rare but changes in character of an ulcer should arouse suspicion of neoplastic transformation.

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