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Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma Resembling Cellulitis and Osteomyelitis of the Fifth Toe

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    1 Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Section of Podiatry, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
    David B. Kaplansky
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    Address correspondence to: David B. Kaplansky, DPM, Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Centers, 1275 Olentangy River Rd, Suite 120, Columbus, OH 43212.
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    1 Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Section of Podiatry, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
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    2 Resident, Division of Dermatology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
    Monique E. Kademian
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    2 Resident, Division of Dermatology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
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    3 Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Section of Podiatry, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
    Robert B. VanCourt
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    3 Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Section of Podiatry, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Section of Podiatry, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
    2 Resident, Division of Dermatology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
    3 Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Section of Podiatry, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
      Statistically, metastasis of carcinomas to pedal phalanges is rare. However, true to all bone metastases of the body, its presence is associated with a very poor prognosis. A case of metastatic sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma to the fifth toe is presented followed by a review of the literature.

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