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Angiosarcoma around a knee arthroplasty. Report of a case and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19774826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The development of periprosthetic malignancy in proximity to an arthroplasty has been a matter of debate since it was first reported in 1978. We report a case of tibial angiosarcoma, an extremely rare malignancy, which developed in proximity to a primary knee arthroplasty performed ten years before. To our knowledge this is the second case ever described around a knee arthroplasty. While implantation of orthopaedic material can induce the development of malignant tumours in experimental animals, the overall incidence of malignancy recorded following arthroplasty in clinical studies does not appear to be increased compared to the control population. Each case of periprosthetic malignancy following arthroplasty must receive attention in order to better understand the underlying pathology and to measure the possibility for an increased risk of development of specific cancer types.
Adrien Albert; Louis Lootvoet; Etienne Lejeune; Alain Beugnies; Olivier Himmer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-24     Completed Date:  2009-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinique Saint-Luc, Bouge, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee*
Fatal Outcome
Hemangiosarcoma / etiology*,  metabolism
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / etiology*,  metabolism

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