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Mund Kiefer Gesichtschir. 2006 Nov;10(6):415-8.

[Foreign body-induced angiosarcoma 60 years after a shell splinter injury].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Abteilung für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie, Dorbaumstrasse 300, 48157 Münster, Germany.


An 84-year-old gentleman developed an angiosarcoma in the lateral temporal fossa 60 years after a World War II injury. The tumour resection confirmed the close spatial relationship of the tumour and a shell splinter. Analysis of the metallic composition showed no clear carcinogenic potential of the ingredients; an inflammation-related carcinogenesis seems more probable. A review of the literature revealed two similar cases.

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