[Malignant transformation of chronic osteomyelitis and its scar tissue: apropos of 3 cases]

Published online: Dec 27 1993

M Gebhart, L Fabeck, and C Müller.

Département d'Anatomo-pathologie, C.H.E.I., Site XL, Bruxelles, Belgique.


Three cases of malignant transformation into an epidermoid epithelioma at the site of osteomyelitis, two of the tibia and one of the sacrum, are presented. A review of the literature concerning this rare problem has been made. A larger series of cases is assembled from small series and several case reports found in the literature.