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Lung Metastasis Mimicking Fingertip Infection.

Soylemez S, Demiroglu M, Yayla MA, Ozkan K, Alpan B, Ozger H - Case Rep Oncol Med (2015)

Bottom Line: Metastasis fingers (acral metastasis) are finding a poor prognosis.Past medical history should be questioned and metastasis from primary tumor should be kept in mind in patients with pain, swelling, and hyperemia in fingers.Successful surgical treatment on acral metastasis does not extend the life expectancy; however, it reduces the patient's pain during his terminal period, saves the functions of the limb, and increases life comfort.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, 34722 Istanbul, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Metastasis fingers (acral metastasis) are finding a poor prognosis. Past medical history should be questioned and metastasis from primary tumor should be kept in mind in patients with pain, swelling, and hyperemia in fingers. Successful surgical treatment on acral metastasis does not extend the life expectancy; however, it reduces the patient's pain during his terminal period, saves the functions of the limb, and increases life comfort.

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(a) Painful ulcerated lesion on the finger pulp on the left hand's small finger. ((b), (c)) PA and lateral radiographs. (c) Arrows in cortical bone and soft tissue increased radiolucent areas.
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fig4: (a) Painful ulcerated lesion on the finger pulp on the left hand's small finger. ((b), (c)) PA and lateral radiographs. (c) Arrows in cortical bone and soft tissue increased radiolucent areas.

Mentions: Four months after the first amputation, he was admitted again to our clinic for tense pain in his left hand's small finger pulp presenting the same complaints. Examination revealed the radiolucency in the cortex of distal phalanx of the fifth finger (Figure 4). Following a true cut biopsy, diagnosis of a squamous cell carcinoma metastasis was established (Figures 2 and 3).


Lung Metastasis Mimicking Fingertip Infection.

Soylemez S, Demiroglu M, Yayla MA, Ozkan K, Alpan B, Ozger H - Case Rep Oncol Med (2015)

(a) Painful ulcerated lesion on the finger pulp on the left hand's small finger. ((b), (c)) PA and lateral radiographs. (c) Arrows in cortical bone and soft tissue increased radiolucent areas.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig4: (a) Painful ulcerated lesion on the finger pulp on the left hand's small finger. ((b), (c)) PA and lateral radiographs. (c) Arrows in cortical bone and soft tissue increased radiolucent areas.
Mentions: Four months after the first amputation, he was admitted again to our clinic for tense pain in his left hand's small finger pulp presenting the same complaints. Examination revealed the radiolucency in the cortex of distal phalanx of the fifth finger (Figure 4). Following a true cut biopsy, diagnosis of a squamous cell carcinoma metastasis was established (Figures 2 and 3).

Bottom Line: Metastasis fingers (acral metastasis) are finding a poor prognosis.Past medical history should be questioned and metastasis from primary tumor should be kept in mind in patients with pain, swelling, and hyperemia in fingers.Successful surgical treatment on acral metastasis does not extend the life expectancy; however, it reduces the patient's pain during his terminal period, saves the functions of the limb, and increases life comfort.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, 34722 Istanbul, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Metastasis fingers (acral metastasis) are finding a poor prognosis. Past medical history should be questioned and metastasis from primary tumor should be kept in mind in patients with pain, swelling, and hyperemia in fingers. Successful surgical treatment on acral metastasis does not extend the life expectancy; however, it reduces the patient's pain during his terminal period, saves the functions of the limb, and increases life comfort.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus