Skeletal sarcoma on the site of retained war bullet fragments and a literature review on long-term complications of retained war shells

Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh, Ehsan Vahedi, Rashid Ganji, Shahram Bozorgnia

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Long-term complications of retained war fragments in the body are not completely known. Also, bullet migration and slow resorption of metals and distortion in some imaging modalities are frequent and well recognized complications but, now we are concerned about neoplastic changes near the retained war fragments. We reviewed the literature on complication of retained war fragments and report our 2 cases of malignant changes around old retained war fragments in the limbs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013



  • Osteosarcoma
  • Retained bullet fragment
  • Sarcoma
  • War

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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