Distal appendicular bone metastases

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 07 May 2022

Distal appendicular bone metastases, especially distal to the knee and elbow joints, are uncommon.

Clinical presentation

Localized pain and swelling, along with pathological fractures, are the most common 3

Pathology

Etiology

Malignancies that most commonly spread to appendicular skeleton include 1:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: lung SCC to femoral condyle
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  • Case 2: femoral metastasis
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  • Case 3: NSCLC to fibula
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  • Case 4: prostate metastasis
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  • Case 5: lung cancer to patella
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  • Case 6
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  • Case 7: prostate metastases to the hand
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