Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Case report
20 Apr 2019
Case report |  | 20 Apr 2019

Marjolin's Tumor Complicating Chronic Periprosthetic Infection of a Total Knee Arthroplasty

Timothy Horan, Matthew T. Wallace, Albert J. Aboulafia, and Janet D. Conway

Abstract. Marjolin's tumor is a term used to describe a malignancy developing in the setting of a chronic wound, infection, or other tissue subject to chronic inflammatory changes. These malignancies usually present after many years of chronicity, and can range from lower grade basal cell carcinomas to high-grade sarcomas. We present the case of a squamous cell carcinoma that developed within a chronic periprosthetic infection of a total knee arthroplasty of 7 years duration. The intra-articular location, association with an orthopaedic implant, and brief latency period are all unique features of this case.