Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising from Chronic Osteomyelitis Treated by Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Robert S. Kirsner, Larry D. Garland

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations


Squamous cell carcinoma is a rare, but well documented complication of chronic osteomyelitis. Many authors have recommended amputation as the treatment of choice for locally invasive disease. Presented is a patient with squamous cell carcinoma arising in the draining sinus tract of chronic osteomyelitis of the lower extremity that was treated successfully with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). After ten year follow-up he remains tumor free and continues to enjoy use of his leg. We propose MMS as a therapeutic option to amputation for control of locally invasive disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Dermatology

Cite this