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Radiotherapy for a phalanx bone metastasis of a lung adenocarcinoma.

Sumodhee S, Huchot E, Peret G, Marchal C, Paganin F, Magnin V - Case Rep Oncol (2014)

Bottom Line: Severe pain discouraged the patient from using his left hand.An X-ray of the left hand showed a lytic bone lesion.Analgesics were no longer needed and the patient was able to reuse his left hand in his everyday life.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiation Oncology, CHU Sud Réunion, Saint-Pierre, Réunion, France.

ABSTRACT
Phalanx bone metastasis as the initial presenting sign of lung cancer is a rare presentation. Lung cancer is known to metastasize to the bone, but rarely to the fingers. A 61-year-old male smoker presented with pain in the left ring finger. Severe pain discouraged the patient from using his left hand. An X-ray of the left hand showed a lytic bone lesion. The patient was treated with finger radiotherapy. Analgesics were no longer needed and the patient was able to reuse his left hand in his everyday life. Palliative radiotherapy relieved our patient and improved his quality of life.

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Mentions: A 61-year-old male smoker presented in December 2013 at the CHU Sud Réunion with pain in his left ring finger and in the ribs, both secondary to indirect trauma a few weeks ago. Severe pain discouraged the patient from using his left hand in daily activities. He had no other complaints and was in good general condition. On physical examination of the hand, the left ring finger was edematous at the proximal interphalangeal joint (fig. 1). The finger movement was restricted. His left ring finger measured 80 mm in circumference, while the contralateral healthy finger had a circumference of 55 mm.


Radiotherapy for a phalanx bone metastasis of a lung adenocarcinoma.

Sumodhee S, Huchot E, Peret G, Marchal C, Paganin F, Magnin V - Case Rep Oncol (2014)

Left ring finger lesion.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Left ring finger lesion.
Mentions: A 61-year-old male smoker presented in December 2013 at the CHU Sud Réunion with pain in his left ring finger and in the ribs, both secondary to indirect trauma a few weeks ago. Severe pain discouraged the patient from using his left hand in daily activities. He had no other complaints and was in good general condition. On physical examination of the hand, the left ring finger was edematous at the proximal interphalangeal joint (fig. 1). The finger movement was restricted. His left ring finger measured 80 mm in circumference, while the contralateral healthy finger had a circumference of 55 mm.

Bottom Line: Severe pain discouraged the patient from using his left hand.An X-ray of the left hand showed a lytic bone lesion.Analgesics were no longer needed and the patient was able to reuse his left hand in his everyday life.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiation Oncology, CHU Sud Réunion, Saint-Pierre, Réunion, France.

ABSTRACT
Phalanx bone metastasis as the initial presenting sign of lung cancer is a rare presentation. Lung cancer is known to metastasize to the bone, but rarely to the fingers. A 61-year-old male smoker presented with pain in the left ring finger. Severe pain discouraged the patient from using his left hand. An X-ray of the left hand showed a lytic bone lesion. The patient was treated with finger radiotherapy. Analgesics were no longer needed and the patient was able to reuse his left hand in his everyday life. Palliative radiotherapy relieved our patient and improved his quality of life.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus